We have the most beautiful tomatoes growing in our greenhouse. Until last summer, I didn't like tomatoes raw, only in cooking. Then last summer I realised that I actually really like them. This summer, I've discovered that I absolutely adore them! I will walk into our greenhouse, pick them and eat them straight from the vine - they are devine. They are so sweet and beautiful, I can't believe that I never used to like them. There is also a great satisfaction of picking and digging up home-grown fruit and vegetables - the flavour is somehow fuller.
While eating some tomatoes, I was musing about how we can think we don't like something, and end up loving it. I like to be open to new experiences. I will continually ask myself whether my belief about something is true for me now or am I just stuck in old thinking. With the tomatoes, I didn't make an effort to start liking them, I am having a new-found enjoyment in discovering I was wrong about some things...
(Originally written Sept 2011)