I forget sometimes, being caught up in this life of remembering, I forget how much I enjoy and relish certain, simple pleasures. Simple things, like grapefruit. These juicy bombs of fresh sunshine that I have enjoyed since I was a child are delicious, nutritious, and can be found almost anywhere at a reasonable price. They are one of the simple things in life that I recently remembered not to forget, as I added them to Kathleen’s grocery list and my desire became her wish. When she returned home from the store I immediately ate four of them huddled over the kitchen sink, so as not to bathe the floor with their somewouldsay sweet juice. Uncomplicated grapefruit, their taste, heath benefits, and availability are all reasons that I find them one of life’s simple pleasures.
As I ate my long lost “daddy they look and taste nothing like a grape” friends I felt something was missing, rummaging through the Kitchen drawers I bellowed at poor Kathleen asking her if she knew were the Grapefruit Spoon was. She wisely replied with proud sarcasm that it was probably in “The Garden” turned into a work of art and with even more wisdom but less pride admonished me, saying I didn’t need such a luxury - use a knife. She is so sage - her words to I’ve by. I wanted to turn my simple pleasure a modern man muckity muck. Grapefruit have modified and complicated their environment by becoming the only fruit that has its own spoon, a tool designed, manufactured and marketed for only one purpose - to eat Grapefruit. A tool that, although handy and convenient, is unnecessary, unneeded, and very unsimple.
“Tools do we really need them?” The answer may surprise you.
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just say yes!
meet Andy Ward King, a professional musician and artist until a diagnosis of parkinons dsease at age 49 forced him into an early retirement., he now uses his music, his art along with the whimsical world he has created in this blog as therapy to ( as he puts it ) outsmart his brain and make the daily battles with parkinson’s a little bit easier, to give him that all important reason to get up on the morning, to make his life worth living. Andy has learned how to say NO to gving up \ NO to depression and apathy \ NO to following willingly the road of decline that stretches before him. he learned that to say no to all of these things all one has to do is say yes. Andy has learned to just say YES to life/\\