Preparing the earth
Watering .. gentle labor of peaceful anticipation
That moment when seeds burst forth .. thrilling
The baby is born
Begin the watch of time
Begin my watch of diligence with pleasure
Select one plant
Reverently remove all but the one
Hours, days, weeks, months .. a sturdy tree appears
Carefully I take from the tree
Generously the tree gives.
When the skin is golden
When the aroma calls
I cut it
Remove the seeds
Marvel at the taste
Await the next miracle from our yard.
never again cutting into the flesh of a dead creature
because, unlike the process of killing ..
A fantastic chef awaits in France ..
with steak au poivre.
I'm so friggin' weak ..
but I keep trying ...
from Kauai to Paris .. and all places between
Aloha et "Au poivre"