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Pomegranate Lust

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I have several "addictions" to certain healthy things - blueberries, watermelon, pomagranates, etc. During my walks, there's a tree that grows out onto the sidewalk from a nearby resident's yard. I don't like to just help myself, so I asked him, he said yes and I picked a few pomagranates that I'd lusted after as they ripened throughout these past months. Turns out he's going to dig up this huge tree and chop it down. Boo hoo.

So, I brought my bounty home, gleefully cut them up and my first taste was a shock - sour! They looked ripe, but didn't taste ripe. I have saved some to ripen further, but all they've done is get as hard as baseballs.

Not to get too analytical, but I have to smile as I think about the symbolism here; some of the things that I think I want. I get them. And then they are nothing like I thought they'd be.

Wishing all a good week.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BUTEAFULL 9/5/2013 9:41PM

    we pick ours close to Halloween, then they are ripe

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SUNSHINEGB 9/4/2013 10:16AM

    I used to really like pomegrants but haven't had one in years! I even forget HOW to eat them!
Sorry yours was so bitter but as someone already mentioned . . . lesson learned.
Thanks for sharing!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 9/4/2013 8:46AM

    emoticon Good lesson

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NANCY- 9/4/2013 7:28AM

    Love the symbolism. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I have found that answering my desires, have oft led only to disappointment.
The good news is to do what is right for ourselves keeps us from disappointment.

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GAYLLYNNE 9/4/2013 7:05AM

    Isn't that so true in life? Great story!

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WALLAHALLA 9/3/2013 9:30PM

    been there

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LIVINGFREE19 9/3/2013 7:22PM

    That is sad that he is going to chop it down!

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    I had to chuckle at the moral of the tale. That is so true!

It's one reason why I have tried to not get too invested in whether I'll be getting an experimental drug in addition to my normal chemo. (I'll find out either tomorrow or Thursday.) Anyway, the drug sounds good, but who knows if it's actually helpful for my particular type of cancer. It may not even if I get the drug, I won't know at the time I get it if it's something good....or something that I'd be better off without (like a bunch of rock hard pomegranates).

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WATERONE 9/3/2013 2:02PM

    Very, very true.

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MEADSBAY 9/3/2013 10:06AM

Lesson learned.
I remember about 10 years ago I had been doing Atkins strictly for about 3 months and then went out for a special dinner and went all out- bread, potatoes, dessert-
I ended up dizzy, rocking on a toilet (still at the restaurant) trying not to throw up.

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    I can attest to the fact that not all trees are created equal. My husband's boss has a tree with the best tasting peaches I've ever eaten. Ours, while good, never came close.

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HICKOK-HALEY 9/3/2013 9:31AM

    We used to have neighbors with a Pomangrante Tree. Oh they were tasty. To bad the guy is going to take down the tree. Save a seed!!

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WALLINMW 9/3/2013 9:17AM

  You can do pound at a time! Commitment is key!

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    Excellent observation and analogy

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