I spent all of my life (with the exception of the last 3 months or so) disliking bananas. I didn't like the texture. I didn't like the smell or the taste. I didn't even like banana-flavored candy.
I spent most of my life (with the exception of the last 5-6 years or so) disliking watermelon. I think I might have had a bad batch as a kid and just never tried it again. I don't remember.
I tried a bright yellow banana a little while ago. It didn't have any bruises on the surface and it was very firm. I liked it. I spent my life not eating bananas because I thought they all tasted alike. The subtle difference in the firm, bright yellow ones won me over.
I started dousing my watermelon with fresh squeezed lemon juice a little while ago. I didn't add sugar either! It turned my learned like into an absolute adore.
The moral of the fruit lesson (for me) is that life can be delicious and enjoyable when I learn to tweak the things I think or know I don't like to make them into things I might love.
I'm Ellen Gee. When I'm honest, we learn things. When I'm not, we learn things too.
Capturing the Past