The Persistence of Life

Mmmmm, it looks like the cold, unflinching grip of ol’ Jack Frost has seized us all once again, like the grip of an arresting officer unmoved by your pleas of innocence.   And in these shortened, lifeless days of winter it’s easy to lose hope; maybe rethink your five-year plan, relocate to East St. Louis and get back to human cock-fighting.  But my focus was realigned with the righteous today, and of all the places for such an event to take place, my beloved refrigerator showed me the persistence of life.

Due to my hiatus/incarceration for the past few month, my refrigerator has been neglected.  Starving and frantically searching for something to eat I remembered a tub full of onions I kept.  While I was scraping some old bacon grease to use for cooking the onion I heard a loud pop followed by a green cloud of mold spores spewing from the onion container with a foul, overpowering smell filling my pristine kitchen.  I fell to my knees choking on the miasma, gasping for my very life.  When I looked up toward the tub there was a tall tree stretching from the onion tub high toward my kitchen ceiling.  Strong, green, and healthy it lifted above the spore-filled cloud which sustained it for months in a dark, cold refrigerator and rose like a beacon to the world it had arrived.

Seeing a sight like this puts things into perspective.  The onion had two choices: be overrun by the invading mold spores and eventually devoured out of existence, or press on – grow a mighty stalk and survive.  Seeing this onion made me realize my life had meaning.  I can only hope when your life reaches an overwhelming point where you want to give up and be devoured by mold…think about the onion.  If a stupid onion can survive certain doom and destruction, just think what a human with a brain can do.  Exactly.

With this new nudge of motivation, I will soon be make a new episode so my cooking show, “Someone’s in the Kitchen with Mudd”.  I will keep you informed.

The Onion Tub

The Onion Tub

The Onion Stalk

The Onion Stalk

The Onion Lives

The Onion Lives

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