Ambrosia | East Wenatchee, WA | December 2019

An apple’s stem connects the one to the whole. The woody conduit channels life until the moment the fruit is plucked. Likewise, we’re also connected to something larger — God, the Tao, the Great Mystery — but tend to forget that notion when burdened by everyday concerns. Car troubles, money worries, bratty kids, snarky politics and a hundred other distractions might break the bond and sap our spirit. In the New Year, an apple a day can be a healthy reminder to reconnect with a greater, grander Universe. My resolution is to chomp, chew and be grateful for the sweetness I hold in my hand.

[In photo: Ambrosia is one of Canada’s most popular apple varieties. Availability in the U.S. is on the upswing.]

[And … Happy New Year! As always, thanks for following this blog.]