Recently I went to pick some tomatoes in the garden and saw something that scared the daylights out of me. I turned to our resident analysta Mind Rush for help.
Dear Mind Rush,
They say you are what you eat. But is it also true about what you grow to eat?
I grow cherry tomatoes and lettuce all summer for my salads. This year I decided that with the general summer craziness, I wouldn't have time to look after the garden as much. So tough love ensued: very little water and no care taking of the plants.
I've had a bumper crop this year - hundreds of tomatoes populate my six plants. They are all delicious. But yesterday I found this weird thing hanging off one of the plants. Does this mean I'm messed up? And should I eat it?
Dear Drift saab,
Your question reveals your earthy wisdom and also an eye for detail. What an extraordinary picture!
So, let's visit some mindful truths.
As you sow, so shall you reap. Your garden represents your deepest desires. Your plants are your progeny, so to speak. When you lavish your garden with love and TLC, you get a bumper crop. Why, even Prince Charles is known to have chats over a cuppa tea with the botanical beings at Buckingham gardens.
But back to your tomatoes.... We know that your garden symbolizes your fertile imagination and your thoughts are the seeds to great fruit. So, these are truly "hot house tomatoes!"
Drift saab, my question to you is: what do you see in your tomatoes? Do you see two cricket balls and a stump or a sticky wicket? Do you see a red carrot nose on a snowman or some other man thing? Do you see a monkey eating a banana or some monkey business in this picture?
In these tomatoes, you will see a reflection of your own mind. Your answer will tell you more than I can tell you. Maybe your blog friends can throw in their own thoughts too.
And before you chomp these tomatoes down, remember your own statement: You are what you eat!