Why is it that we find it necessary to carry on multiple relationships rather than taking our time with one. If you are interested in a person, then perhaps you should take the time from your life to enjoy that moment. Why multi task a pleasure filled activity such as human connection. While I understand the American attitude of productivity, I lose it with the idea that life can only give you so many apples at a time. But the societal norm is pushing you to be multi tasking yourself more and more. This numbers game, especially when you find someone who peaks your interest, is likely hurting our own ability to slow down and smell the roses. But we have ourselves convinces if we don’t take on 5-10 people at once, the clock will continue to tick, eventually with me alone. But could it be, the lack time we give each person, that will eventually leave us to find out, one day, due to not stopping and letting another person into our lives in a meaningful way, we are just alone.

That fear of missing out is the driving force that makes us take those apples and quickly shine them on our shirt, then take a bite.  No time to taste, no time to inspect for worms, no time to hear the satisfying noise as your teeth sink into the tough outer skin and into the soft juicy center. We even crunch through the seeds, crushing what could give birth to another person in our life. The sprint for another life, another turn, another moment, another yearn. Your clock has already stopped you are just going to fast to hear the ticking stop. A simple rhyme to make the point, but this whole rant is still a bit disjoint.

Now what if you were to take that apple and eat every bite, but instead of licking your lips and be satisfied with the hunger you have filled. Take a moment, find the seeds, plant them outside, water them until they can blossom.  Now as you watch it grow you can decide and think I am in the mood for an orange now, or perhaps now that you can watch this small seed grow into the bright lustrous apple, shinning brightly on the outside and sweetly fragile on the inside, you realize there is no need to change your taste, you love the taste of apples everyday. Some think you must taste it all to fulfill a lifetime, but is it realistic to acquire every taste only to find out the first was the best?

So if you mix a strawberry with a banana, you will taste the strawberry not he banana. If you mix a lemon with a lime you will not know which is sour and which is sweet. So all food aside, why not, instead of rushing to perfection, take a blind, exciting leap. But without your eyes shut, and able to see the ledge ahead, because you know, if the taste is not to your palette, you can always find another treat. The food, didn’t hurt you, it just refined your palette. Food may rot, and life grow old, but happiness is forever, don’t let go.