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...