Usually, when I’m in awe of all the unique beings in Nature, I picture exotic animals and beautiful cloud formations.
But the other day, when I was in the grocery store and came across heirloom tomatoes, I was struck by this anomaly in our world of genetically modified and mass-produced foods. Here are specimens that survive year to year because of the dedication of certain farmers.
Their bizarre shapes often look like deformities. But that’s part of their beauty and appeal.
They also display a variety of color and pattern unseen in the wax-covered monochromatic varieties available the rest of the year.
Only an artist could create something so unique.
So I’m profoundly grateful to all who allow me to sample one of Nature’s special gifts every August.
And I’m inspired by this example of an extraordinary being that thrives because it’s nurtured by dedicated caretakers.
And these are lessons I’ll remember – 1. Love and express your uniqueness and 2. Give yourself and your loved ones all the nurturing you can muster