It can sometimes seem nearly impossible to stay positive. I seem to always find myself scribbling furiously into the “CON” column while the “PRO” column languishes, empty. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that anything can fill both columns, depending on who is holding the pen and what sort of mood they’re in (or perhaps, more aptly put, what sort of mood life has handed them for the day).
What got me thinking about this was tomatoes. I was flipping through the latest issue of Sunset magazine (insert Negative Nelly here…follow up with the pro that it makes for great eyecandy and fun reading), and saw that right here in Oregon, a Super-Tomato has been bred from a few select varieties to produce a tomato that is actually purple. The color comes from anthocyanins, which are basically pigments that indicate how vitamin-packed a food is. I let the information from the little snippet (at just a few sentences long, I could hardly call it an article) wash over me momentarily, and simultaneously thought “Huh.” and “I bet they stain even worse than regular tomatoes.” *grumble, grumble*
I wanted to do an experiment to make some objective statements and then show that I truly can come up with more positives than negatives for each, but apparently life was doling out brown, foul-smelling moods today. No point in putting a Pollyanna mask on George Carlin, nome sane?
Perhaps some lunch will help? Off to eat…