It’s recently hit me how easy it is to settle into habits and routines, our eyes dimming to all the nuances around us. We start to eat the same things, go to the same places, hang out with the same people. I’m not saying this is a bad thing; roots and habits are necessary. But perhaps there is a desirable balance between routine and relentless novelty-seeking that keeps us from getting dull.
My days in Thailand are numbered and as time winds down, I find myself reflective about how I use it. I’ve decided that I would personally challenge myself to try one new fruit everyday… until I run out, I guess I’m calling it a Tour de Fruit! It started yesterday with this one. I’ve had it once before, but it’s back in season:
Cutting the thick, purple rind open reveals the soft white edible part. It’s tangy but sweet. I bought about 6 or 7 of them for a total of 15baht. That’s about 50cents! And this explains why I must break away from my routine of buying the same stuff at the market all the time!