Friday, June 21, 2013

Life





life 
is like eating
a pomegranate
it takes tenacity
making your way
through those juicy seeds
a willingness to stain
your fingers in the process
trusting in the end
reward outweighs 
the mess


23 comments:

  1. hey i am all for getting stained and juicy....smiles....

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  2. 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.

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  3. Oh, they are SO worth it! And aren't they beautiful?

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  4. 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!

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  5. Touche, as regards blueberries.
    Now the procedure is:
    1. make bb compote
    2. 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.

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  6. Your words are always worth consuming! :)

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  7. i have never succeeded at this... hmmm, should i take a message from this?

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  8. 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.

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  9. A perfect metaphor, Helen...life is full of juice and mess, and tastes wonderful--if you have the patience for it. ;_)

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  10. 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.

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  11. Now that IS a profound truth!!!!!!!! Good one!

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  12. Helen we both went profound with fruit! Yours is really juicy good!
    I love your approach
    :D

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  13. Yes, I am all for the mess and stains to get right to the core of things ~ Love the message Helen ~

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  14. 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!

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  15. 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.

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  16. "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

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  17. 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.

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  18. I wonder, were the six seeds worth the mess for Demeter and Persephone?

    That aside, this - succinct and succulent. :) ~ M

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  19. Ha! Yes, indeed! What a clever metaphor for life.

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