Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Tomato Smiled

This morning as I was slicing up a tomato to place inside my sandwich, it smiled. “It” means the Tomato. You don’t believe? I too did not, but see below, it did smile. Please focus on the center.

At first, I did not believe the Tomato smiled at me. I checked the slice I had cut out before, I cut another to check – but neither had the same smile! This miracle has left me feeling good. Last night I remember feeling very agitated about the issue of “moral policing” threatening the freedom of the Indian women. This is no ordinary smile: I feel Tomato wants to tell me to take it easy, breathe deeply, and focus on the positive – focus on what we have, focus on our collective strengths, and never say die. I get the message dear little red wonder!

12 comments:

Vandya said...

Simply an awesome post.I wish people get the message.

ambrosia said...

Thanks Vandya. I am totally awed!

KD said...

you seem to be reading 'signs'...

ambrosia said...

Yes KD, it is so amazing.... today, my day at work was exceptionally good.... a rare occurrance! I have preserved the Tomato slice and it sits at my work station on a bowl just now and is still smiling :-)

Anonymous said...

simply divine intervention, to distract u from counting days

ambrosia said...

I agree Anonymous (I know you are MoD ha ha) and as per your suggestion, I have kept the Tomato slice in the shade of my balcony to dry. I want to preserve it.

Munchmany said...

Hope the smile never fades away!-Kavita

ambrosia said...

Hey Kavita.... thank you and so nice to see you here, hope I can come to your blog soon when you resume posting! Meanwhile, here's wishing you a happy, rejuvenating break :-)

Anonymous said...

Boo and i are tempted to pick it and eat it up. chomp ! chomp !

Munchmany said...

Please do write more...i check the blog everyday in hope of a good read!

Gurooji said...

Been a while since I've visited--awesome tomato! Preserve it to brioghten your day (perhaps in vinegar).

ambrosia said...

Good idea Gurooji, I didn’t know about the vinegar bit before. So I put it between the pages of a book. The smile is gone but at least I can touch the tomato slice that once smiled.