04 September 2009

Peachy Redemption

Standing in the dim coolness of my kitchen this morning, I ate a ripe peach at the counter. I did not bother to sit down, it was too good. I chewed quietly, juice trickling over my fingertips. In a sweet burst of concentrated summer, it occurred to me that sometimes the blind indifference of the Universe is swept away by a glimpse of the Divine.

It was an excellent peach.

27 comments:

  1. I'm glad to have you here today. God blessed my morning.

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  2. Oh, I LOVE peaches! Being originally from the 'Peach State' I kinda have to! Glad to hear you enjoyed a peach...

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  3. Anything you have eat in the kitchen because of the mess factor is good food.

    Gumbo... Gumbo... hey! I remember you!

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  4. "Eat a peach".... isn't that an Allman Brothers album? Not sure if they meant the same thing, though.

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  5. Not that great to eat while driving however...found out the hard way.

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  6. MMM Im craving one now, maybe I'll break my fast to a peach? Glad to have you back buddy!

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  7. SLAINTE, to a end of summer Peach.

    oldman irish

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  8. Damn, son - you can even make the simple act of eating a peach profound.

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  9. The sound of God in a still, small voice.

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  10. Miraculous how something so simple can soothe the aching heart, no?

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  11. Movin' to the country,
    Gonna eat a lotta peaches!

    That was running through my head all afternoon.

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  12. Not sometimes, Irish....always :)
    xo

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  13. God's way of comfort, should you choose to listen. Even if your heart aches, there are still some things to bring you joy.
    I think of you often, and send you good thoughts.

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  14. I remember peaches like this, from the Okanagan in B.C. The ones that arrive here in Scotland are just flavourless compared to those dreamy fruits bought by the bag from road-side stands. Sigh. Peaches are good.

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  15. Reading this was like I was standing and watching you eat the peach. My mouth is watering. :-)

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  16. Only you could make a peach sound that fantastic. Don't get me wrong, I love peaches but now if I don't have one within a matter of minutes, someone is gonna get hurt.

    Good to see you out and about!

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  17. I'm movin' to the country, I'm gonna eat a lot of peaches... Peaches come from a can, They were put there by a man, In a factory downtown.

    Oh come on Irish, I couldn't help myself!!

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  18. There's a little peach juice there on your chin *wipes it off*

    Better... :)

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  19. Funny how the simplest of acts can be so comforting.

    Glad to see you.

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  20. I had a good nectarine like that...not quite as zen, but it was good.

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  21. Yeah, a really good peach does that to me, too. And standing up to eat it is a REQUIREMENT!

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  22. Goodness...is it hot in here?

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Don't suffer your crimes
Let the love in your heart take control..."


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