Music: Edie Brickell, Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars
As a child, I definitely preferred fruits to vegetables. I'm not sure why; maybe my mother fed me fruit first? But it wasn't until college that I really began to eat my vegetables--scary to think that now but it's true! And it wasn't until I went vegan that I began experimenting with different fruits and vegetables.
But I always loved fruit. My absolute favorite were plums. Dark, juicy, plump plums. My mother always bought them for me but I can't remember the first time I ate one. In fact, I don't remember anyone but me eating them.
When I went vegan and started shopping at the Farmers' Market, I discovered different varieties of plums. Look at these beautiful yellow ones I got last Saturday! This batch was perfectly sweet, juicy, and fresh.
I found a poem by William Carlos Williams last year that captures my fascination with plums. Read it while enjoying a nice juicy plum.