Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Celebrating the Avocado

Life should be about celebration, of all that is good. The Creator gave us eyes,ears, fingers, noses and brains for a reason.

I declare today, July 7, Avocado Appreciation Day.

This weird but tasty fruit is another gift from the New World, like tomatoes and chocolate. Doesn't taste anything like a fruit. Not tart. Not sweet. Not juicy.

You either love it or you hate it. And guacamole, its most typical performance, is, like chili, something you enjoy with the tastebuds, not the eyes. Think too hard about what the green goop looks like, or ask a ten year old boy for ideas, and you probably won't finish your serving.

Don't look up the etymology of the word "avocado," either, if you are of a Puritan mindset.

You looked it up, didn't you? Serves you right.

Avocadoes are a reminder that God has a sense of humor or perhaps that He/She got a little bored with making fruits that were all basically variations on one theme.


Molly said...

Ha! We have avocados growing in pots that the Bean sprouted after he finished the guacamole! Likewise dragon fruit, pomegranates, in fact anything that has seeds, no matter how tiny.........

Eastcoastdweller said...

Sigh. My potted avocado tree lived about six years then gave up hope of ever being transported anywhere tropical, and died.