hey i am all for getting stained and juicy....smiles....
Oooo, I like. Pomegranates grew abundantly in SoCal when I was kid. We'd pick them from bushes & greedily open to get the juice. A pomegranate is a lot of work. You really have to love them to peel the pith & dig out the seeds from which you suck the juice. God forbid you stain your clothes. It will never come out.
Oh, they are SO worth it! And aren't they beautiful?
Life as fruit...love it!
My oldest daughter, the artist, loves pomegranates. I think it is the beauty of this fruit that she is happy to go through this process. Me - it gets thrown in the trash as I loose patience and I grab a much more willing banana!
Touche, as regards blueberries.Now the procedure is: 1. make bb compote2. put in jars.3. remove stains from each and every bit of fabric within a yard's distance.Luckily I have a foolproof method for step 3.
Your words are always worth consuming! :)
i have never succeeded at this... hmmm, should i take a message from this?
I have pomegranates in my garden, Helen. I just drink pomegranate ready from a bottle or use them in salads because they are so much work. So why a tree in my garden. Because my grandma did. And they exist in legends.However, they always do well in poetry.
A perfect metaphor, Helen...life is full of juice and mess, and tastes wonderful--if you have the patience for it. ;_)
I'm the houseperson here, and I cut Peggy's fruit up for her and serve it with a fork so she can avoid the mess and won't need the tenacity. I wish I could do life that way for her.
... Snow ... what a guy!!!!
Now that IS a profound truth!!!!!!!! Good one!
Helen we both went profound with fruit! Yours is really juicy good!I love your approach:D
Yes, I am all for the mess and stains to get right to the core of things ~ Love the message Helen ~
There's not much in life that isn't improved by the willing to be stained and messy. I love the way you approached this!
Helen, that is one of the best analogies ever.....profundity intact! I love the angle and the thought. I think I ill stick with my pomegranate tequila it's just easier...lol. Thanks for stopping by, I really enjoyed it.
"the reward outweighs the mess" — oh, yes!Wonderfully said. I feel that way about eating a mango, when I end up with mango juice in my eyebrows, my hair, and my ears.K
Very very clever - and there is a real bitterness in pomegranates as well, when you eat those little white rinds, still when I gobble up the seeds I don't mind. A very good metaphor. They are like people too with their hard shells. k.
I wonder, were the six seeds worth the mess for Demeter and Persephone?That aside, this - succinct and succulent. :) ~ M
Ha! Yes, indeed! What a clever metaphor for life.