grounded moon boat of the dark earth {silent sunday}

The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious.
The beet is the melancholy vegetable, the one most willing to suffer. You can’t squeeze blood out of a turnip…The beet is the murderer returned to the scene of the crime. The beet is what happens when the cherry finishes with the carrot. The beet is the ancient ancestor of the autumn moon, bearded, buried, all but fossilized; the dark green sails of the grounded moon-boat stitched with veins of primordial plasma; the kite string that once connected the moon to the Earth now a muddy whisker drilling desperately for rubies.

-Tim Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume
{I haven’t actually read Jitterbug Perfume, but fell in love with this passage about beets when I stumbled upon it. Grounded moon-boat! Gorgeous.}
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    Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    My first time here at your lovely blog, and had to comment that I love! beets! I love the idea of “Silent Sunday” – this is such a peaceful place, and I can’t wait to come back. Happy weekend.

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    Meghan Splawn
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Sarah! how am I just discovering you. Your photos and writing are beautiful!

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    Monday, May 14, 2012 at 3:33 am

    At first I thought you wrote that…wow! Now I need to read this book….thanks for sharing this, Sarah.

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    Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    OOoh… I LOVE Jitterbug Perfume! You should read it 🙂

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    Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Jitterbug Perfume is one of my very favorite books. (:
    Come to think of it, I haven’t read it in a while. Looks like I know what’s next on my reading list!

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