Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Adventures and a Confession
You know why the Lord created taste buds? Because a few days earlier he had created Marionberries.
Okay, I confess: I have an addiction! I’ll do just about anything for Oregon’s world-class Marionberries. I had a peanut butter and Marionberry preserve sandwich today and a little cup of Marionberry flavored yogurt. I was something like happily stoned for the rest of the day. So good…!
I remember the first time I picked one off a bush—in the 70s when we were new to Oregon and my kids were little. I picked another. And another. Then a whole cluster. It’s the only time I ever cut in front of my kids. It’s the only time I ever pushed them aside to get to something. They still haven’t forgiven me for knocking them down like that. But they remember with glee all that purple stuff around my mouth.
But I couldn’t help myself. I was addicted.