My neighbor called about 11:45 with an offer of sweet corn. They bought in bulk, and would be freezing most of it. Corn is best RIGHT NOW – so she offered me some.
No surprise that I waltzed right over and picked up 4 ears that came home and in to the microwave. The perfect accompaniment to the cucumber sandwich that was my planned lunch. (We buy at a local farmers market, and it is indeed high season right now).
Lunches like this bring the beauty and goodness of all creation in to the forefront. Not fast food that is the same everywhere. Not a fancy meal prepared by a chef. (which is really good to eat, mind you) But, the local fruits of the earth. Fresh. Not transported great distances. A touch of the local, the real the now.
Bless us oh Lord and these Thy gifts…