Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Consider the Apple

Pippin, 2015

I prefer an imperfect apple. But if to me the imperfections make it perfect, then what am I saying? Nothing. Maybe I should just eat the apple, not look at the apple, not think about the apple. Well, it's too late for all that. This is a handsome apple. How could I not notice? I pity those who cannot see it. It is simply not my nature to not consider the apple. But it's the taste that matters most. Yes, the taste. Somehow I know this one is going to taste good. Okay, I'm ready now. I'm going to eat the apple.

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  1. i've been so glad the return of apple season is upon us. enjoy!

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  2. I can almost hear the crunch of the first bite.

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    1. So accurate, Rachael. This one had great crunch.

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  3. Imperfection brings us various imaginations and emotions, while perfection may make us think of ends and distances unapproachable. No consideration of nature, I think, would let us know where grace is.

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    1. I think that depends on your definition of grace.

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  4. Beautiful picture, wonderful words--they made me smile.

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  5. your apple is perfect, just as it came off the tree. no gloss of "food-safe" varnish creating a false sheen, sealing in its taste. A Pippin--I don't find them much where I live. So pretty, the green splashed with red and russet. thanks for this apple break, Denise. Crunch.

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    1. And thank you for your thoughtful note, Nancy. : )

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  6. I read this, I considered it and then I ate one of my own.

    xo J

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  7. For some reason, your post makes me think of the Billy Collins poem, "Litany." Have you seen this video of the child reciting the poem? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVu4Me_n91Y

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    1. Yes, I have seen this video! Someone shared it with me a while back. It's wonderful. Thank you for bringing it back to me, Sheila. I just watched it again. : )

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  8. The beauty of imperfection, just lovely!

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    1. I agree. Thanks for stopping by, Daniela.

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  9. There is a flavor in things that includes, but is not limited to, the tastebuds. I think my favorite part of eating a ripe peach is the moment when I begin peeling it.

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    1. Yes, I agree. Flavor does involve more than tastebuds. Excellent point.

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  10. How beautifully you've considered the apple. I'm a sucker for the imperfect. And I love that your apple has an crown of peninsulas on top.

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