|Weird Shaped Grape On This Cluster|
In recent months I have minimally stayed on my chosen diet by eating a lot of fruit and a few veggies. In this process my favorite fruit has become red seedless grapes, followed by sweet red cherries, a few pears and white nectarines.
This past week I bought grapes from two sources. I wash, drain and discard stem clusters before storing grapes in closed containers in the fridge. Among one bunch I found the unique red seedless grape I have ever seen.
This unique grape sent me into one of my periods of theory and meditation. Sometimes I, being a person of fervent Biblical faith and also a person trained in a discipline that required considerable science courses, both general and specialized, find myself with a lot of WHYs?
[not my best Macro]
In its simplest definition a cancer is a cell gone wrong. Believe me that is very SIMPLE, as research keeps adding conditions. Some believe everybody is born with cancer cells in us. I have not yet arrived there, but I do believe once you have it, and survive, you are in remission, until it reoccurs, or you die from some other malady.
I always have suspected that theory even before I had cancer. But I hounded my kidney surgeon with "did you get it all?" until in exasperation he said, "I got all except what may have escaped microscopically." AH HA! But it has been nearly 16 years and I still believe this personal concept.
My brother's prostate cancer has returned after about 10 years. It is in situ, that is same, or only one place, not metathesized, and he is currently in radiation treatment. I believe he will be in remission again soon.
And yet I believe in a God whose Creation is PERFECT. So I usually come to a few simple conclusions. We, being every generation that has populated the earth from the beginning of mankind on this planet, probably created, and continue to create, situations that result in the appearance of imperfection.
This is just one little philosophy I often ponder, usually conclude that ONE DAY I hope to know WHY.
Now since I have finished this epistle, which may have bored you ad infinitum, here is an almost unrelated question: how many sections in the deformed grape, which may have been the beginning of a single grape, can you count?
It looks like the vine started a grape, changed it mind, and restarted the process, whatever that is, over and over again.
I will post my answer in comments in a couple of days. Hint: it is an uneven #.
PHOTOS: NitWit1 unless otherwise attributed. I am still playing with the diopter macro lens as is clearly visible. I am hunting a small tripod sturdy enough for my somewhat heavy camera.