Dear Reader, but my fortune has recently taken an unexpected upturn in the form of figs--fabulous, fresh figs!! They were plucked from the fig bushes this very morning by the person gifting me with them, and delivered from Virginia to my Pennsylvania door this very afternoon.
Elder Brother grows these figs, and he brought six varieties. Most, he said, were at their peak of ripeness.
Reader Dear, I fell upon those figs like a greedy child with candy, and I ate them with a passion.
I do like fresh* figs!
*If you've never eaten one, this should be on your bucket list: Find a fig straight off the bush. Handle it gently, feeling its lovely tumescent body. Bite into it. Admire its beautiful interior. Savor the succulent sweetness. Consume it.**
**You'll dance with glee!