Monday, October 5, 2009

How do you know...?

How do you know something is good for you? By the taste.

Our garden food tasted good. All of it.

There was no such thing as a child saying he didn't like something, if it was from the garden or the goats or the chickens. It was all good.

I firmly believe taste is the way we know something is good for us. Good flavors come with other good things, the things that build healthy bodies.

Our garden was full of good things, and so would we be as we ate our way through the harvest bounty. Such were the blessings from all the work.

The work was a blessing too. It felt good. That's how we knew it was good.

Such statements beg for an acknowledgement of God. But at the time we were between Gods, so while we had appreciation for all the wonder of good-tasting food and work-hardened bodies, we didn't know where to direct our thanks. All that was yet to come...

4 comments:

Aimee said...

I agree with you that taste is the primary way we determine what is good for us - as far as food goes, anyway. This is supported by everything I know about evolution and biology as well as what I know about poetry and the divine. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I am enjoying exploring yours, neighbor.

Real said...

I agree because chocolate chip cookies are divine. Ice cream is heavenly. And French pastries are to die for. Not so big on the eggplant and squash myself, though. I must be allergic.

Martie said...

See? I was right. Lima beans are very, very, very bad for you.

Eloise said...

No, No, you have that wrong-- Green Beans are very bad for us.

I do hope the garden this year is more successful, my boys love their fresh veggies!