Roaming the isles of the grocery store, the apples and oranges are all neatly stacked, each nearly the same size, reflecting a perfect, uniform skin. I can’t help but think, “Did Mother Nature intend for our food to look this way?” Many of our fruits and vegetables boast such perfect qualities due to scientifically altered seeds. I can’t help but ask myself why people have gained a preference for perfect food. When I eat a lop-sided strawberry from the garden or a slightly bruised peach newly fallen from the tree, I can’t help but feel that I am eating what Mother Nature truly intended. It’s not the beautiful, gleaming fruit from the store that lacks flavor as a sacrifice for looks, but it is still perfect in my eyes, reflecting Mother Nature’s unique beauty.
Yesterday one of my Silkies gave me a reminder of my love for the unexpected.
Happy New Year and may you appreciate the beautiful imperfections of Mother Nature.