Tomato | East Wenatchee, WA | July 2019

I seek ripeness, but it’s stubbornly elusive. A full ripening requires patience, and most of society — whoa, wouldja look at the time? — has to be somewhere else. Tomatoes at their ripened peak are good role models, however. Yesterday, they were pulpy potential. Today, they’re prime perfection. They sit, do nothing, yet advance internally to be part of something greater — my cheeseburger. A tomato ripened is a tomato fulfilled.