The sweet rewards of an insatiable curiosity
It is possible, I suppose that sometime we will learn everything there is to learn: what the world is, for example, and what it means. —Mary Oliver
I share Mary Oliver’s delight in exploring the unknown. Today, for example, I’m reveling in all there is to learn about this plump, juicy pineapple guava–an exotic fruit that I just now tasted for the very first time. Wow, is it ever good! It’s similar to a kiwi in size and texture, and it tastes like a tropical smoothie. A sweet indulgence, born of curiosity and mindfulness.
I planted this sapling in my backyard garden two years ago, during the autumnal equinox…
It was a miracle, really, to watch these beautiful flowers bloom in springtime, and then transform themselves into edible fruit.
…and if I’m lucky, it’ll produce more fruit every year to share and savor.