by Alexandra in WMass
Wed May 24th, 2006 at 06:06:46 PM EST
Of a wonder of life found at home (and the horror of what one spills down the throat every day) - promoted by DoDo
Now this is a half baked diary to be left simmering overnight and completed tomorrow. I'm following Izzy's lead and getting a head start on tomorrow given the time difference disadvantage we have.
Update [2006-5-20 8:18:28 by Alexandra in WMass]: After simmering overnight this diary is now blooming.
For starters let me introduce you to my cabbage.
This is a short story about unexpected surprises, misfortunes that turned out to be new opportunities, problems that uncovered new solutions and mistakes that were not so bad in the end. Obviously things don't always turn out that way but when they do it's a welcome suprise. A few months ago I got a big red cabbage and used ¼ of it to make a spicy salad. I put the leftover head of cabbage in the refrigerator loosely wrapped in a plastic bag. It got forgotten in the back on the bottom shelf for longer then I care to admit.
When I finally took the cabbage out it was still firm and at first glance looked ready to chop up into my next salad. That was wishful thinking. In reality it had become what in my family we call a science project. The kind that doesn’t require test tubes or other fancy equipment. The kind that is black and sometimes shades of blue and purple… My cabbage had started to mold but in the process it also started to spout.
Not willing to give up on the possibilities of turning a science project into a botanical one I planted my sprouting moldy cabbage. Believe it or not it grew!! And grew and grew…
And a few days ago it bloomed!!!
What about your misfortunes and mistakes? Did they ever bloom?