"I taught my children to treat life like a big apple. Bite it, chew it, suck it, let the juice dribble down your chin. If you bite a worm, spit it out. But don't stop eating that apple." ~ Arabella Ark, Ceramics Artist, Maui
Sometimes life isn't fair and sometimes, yes, it has worms in it. But think about all the other times when it's just plain wonderful -- juicy, sweet and delicious. If we stopped eating apples because we might happen upon a wormy one, imagine what we'd miss by doing so. Not to mention the simple joy of biting into a crisp, juicy apple, what about....
...apple pie with cheddar cheese
...apple dumplings in maple syrup
...pork chops with apple sauce
...hot buttered toast and apple butter
...apple crisp with vanilla ice cream
...flaky apple strudel
...hot apple cider
...toffee apples on a stick
...fried apple rings
Ohhhh... my mouth doth water. Yours?
Here's to the apples of life. Let's keep eating.
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