"You cannot eat a cluster of grapes at once, but it is very easy if you eat them one by one." - Jacques Roumain

I have always loved grapes. As a kid, my mom would wonder why I could literally devour a bushel in one sitting. As an adult, I realized how expensive grapes are, and instantly understood her dismay.

I've always gobbled up grapes like someone else was going to eat them if I didn't. I literally could not slow down. Hmm, sounds a bit like the rest of my life. Today, a co-worker of mine brought me a container of grapes from one of our community gardens.

Since each grape has small little seeds, it was necessary to eat slowly, savoring, with care. I took a moment out of my supremely busy day to just enjoy a couple of sweet grapes.

"We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting laundry." - E.B. White.