This is Deputy Digby Pancake. If there’s one thing I know about, and I’m crazy about, it’s food.
If there’s another thing I know about, which would be the second thing I would know about, it’s the food I don’t like. You can put tomatoes on that list. Also, you can put potatoes, except for sweet ones, on that list too.
But for Girl Person, you would have thought she was having the best day of her life this weekend when she found a farmer person at a little table selling baby tomatoes and purple potatoes in little brown bags.
Yes. She had a moment. It was also like she remembered a singer named Patsy Cline lived near here long ago.
And she felt it. She fell to pieces, y’all.
Girl Person said the tomatoes tasted as sweet as candy and that the purple potatoes, well, they tasted like potatoes. Even I know something can be called the same thing and not be the same thing. She said that things just don’t taste like they are supposed to anymore. Persons try to cut corners. They try to make more that don’t taste as good.
I’m not an expert on baby tomatoes and purple potatoes. No. But I’m an expert on knowing happy. And seeing Girl Person enjoy her purchase on a sunshiney, Virginia day was special.
Did she want more when they were gone? She did. She did. But there were no more to be found that weekend. And anyway, we had no way to get there. Nope.
You see, it was a good thing that Girl Person got those baby tomatoes and purple potatoes while she could. Little did we know, we would be stuck for a few days. But there is no complaining where we are stuck at!
In life, there are times when you have to indulge. Because who knows what tomorrow brings or even later the same day?
Life is about little, indulgent pleasures that help us to remember what life should taste like. Take a little time to remember that today. You may have forgotten what makes you happy. It’s easy to do. But keep trying. You’ll remember. You’ll find it.
What will be in your little paper bag? Fill mine with pancakes. What makes you fall to pieces in a good way?
–Deputy Digby Pancake
Stay tuned to more adventures in Virginia this entire week, including Shenandoah National Park if the Jeep gets fixed…hopefully today! Stay tuned!