Tuesday, February 26, 2008

live each season

Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
-Henry David Thoreau

This quote reminds me of the old money-saving advice of buying produce that's in season because it'll be cheaper and fresher. But it also just seems to be better when you indulge in the season. For those of you who experience changing seasons, you know what it's like to crave peppermint hot chocolate or a warm spicy citrus drink in the Winter, and iced tea or lemonade in the Summer. There's just something about enjoying the specialties of the season - the season puts you in the mood for the goodies, and the goodies put you in the mood for the season.

You can also take it further by just generally enjoying the moment. Live in the here and now, rather than waiting for the future or regretting or pining after the past. (Easier said than done sometimes!)

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