So-I bought a green heirloom tomato and took a big bite, it wasn’t ripe yet, but I swallowed it anyway. I’ll have to be more careful next time. According to wikipedia, nightshades like green tomatoes, contain small amounts of the poisonous alkaloid tomatine. At least I didn’t drink the leaves in a tea-that could be deadly.
I’ve been thinking a lot about death lately. I’m not depressed, at least I don’t think I am-but I am increasingly disappointed with the state of the world and can’t imagine a happy ending for the human race in general. This makes it hard to live among people in denial of their mortality. I feel like we waste so much time on the wrong things. We don’t appreciate the simple pleasures of the universe enough, and people are always in such a hurry to get nowhere important-and yet they always hope they are going somewhere better than the present.
So what should I do about that green tomato anyway? You’re not supposed to store a tomato in the fridge unless it is already ripe…but I already took a bite out of it so I can’t very well leave it on the counter.