Sunday, November 05, 2006
My Newest Obsession
Romanesque Broccoli: It is the most beautiful vegetable I have ever seen. Erik and I were picking out produce at our local co-op when I beheld this magical vegetable. I picked it up with two hands and stared in amazement. I've seen these patterns before when I learned about fractals at the Battle Creek Math and Science Center as a teen. Staring into the intricate patterns on this bit of veg felt like I was staring into the secrets of the universe. I have been brooding for days about the absence of Beauty in everyday life. I came to the grocery store hungry, but not hungry for food, hungry for Beauty. Here in this delicious (and gas-free I hear) food I have found immeasurable beauty. Now I just have to work up the courage to actually eat it!