"Civilization is not self-supporting. It is artificial. If you are not prepared to concern yourself with the upholding of civilization -- you are done." (Ortega y Gasset)
Monday, June 30, 2008
Recently, I started preparing for myself
a fresh fruit smoothie a-day.
It makes me feel virtuous and happy.
Today I made myself a smoothie
that was light, and bright and sparkling
like a Jane Austen novel...
Quartered Pineapple slices (that's the pride),
one segmented grapefruit, (the humour)
a few torn mint leaves (the irony)
from the mint patch in my backyard
a few cubes of frozen raspberry juice (the prejudice)
orange juice to cover (practical wisdom)
Let them all dance together
in the blender
for a minute or two.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single, cool and pretty-coloured smoothie
must be loaded with vitamins and great taste to make a summer day... perfect.