Friday, September 15, 2006
I Wish I Had a Pomegranate
I'm starting to feel the negative effects of school already, and it's only been two weeks, not even. I can't pinpoint what it is, but a place I once loved enough to call home is feeling suddenly empty and unloveable. This is the part about change I hate. I can't even relate to this place anymore and I feel unconnected. This is an unhappy day for me and I wish I had a pomegranate. I think it would help a little more. But the sad and true fact is, they are not in season anymore.
But I thought it would be a good idea for me to make a list of reasons why I love pomegranates so much. Hopefully it will help me to take my mind off the unhappiness of things...
10 Things I Love About Pomegranates:
1. They are like little presents; you crack them open and there are little beads of juicey goodness just waiting for you to crunch down and enjoy.
2. They taste amazing, even if they are a little unripe they're still good. And I love how you can't quite compare them to any other fruit; they are totally unique.
3. Pomegranates are the key ingredient to grenadine, and who doesn't like grenadine?
4. They come (mostly) from the Mediterranean region of the world which gives them that exotic feel.
5. In the Bible the pomegranate is a symbol of eternal life and fertility.
6. When they are in season they're not that expensive.
7. The pomegranate tree is revered for it's beauty, seen here: http://www.botany.wisc.edu/garden/db/plantimages/Punica_Granatum_L1.JPG
8. They are very healthy for you.
9. They have such a wonderful, vibrant colour, how could you not be attracted to them?
10. They are so much fun to eat! Messy and dangerous, but yummy. And you eat the seeds! Just like strawberries!