I had a little quiet time one evening this week, my husband was away, my to-do list was contained, the dog had been walked – and this pomegranate had been beckoning me all week to stop and pay attention. So Thursday night I cracked open this miracle of nature grown with almost no attention from me in my yard. The pomegranate is an ancient symbol of abundance and fertility seeped in myth and story from ancient times, some argue that it wasn’t an apple that Eve shared in the Garden of Eden but a pomegranate! Today this mystery of myth, miracle of abundance sits humbly waiting on my kitchen counter. The tough skin is a challenge there are youtube videos available to watch advising how to crack one open but I just make an orbit around the poles with a sharp knife and crack it open – bursting with juicy jewels that would be right at home gracing the delicate neck of some long ago princess … I just pop them in my mouth like the heathen that I am. With each kernel a pleasant pop then sweet, sweet nectar spreads a bit of winter joy! So here’s to experiencing abundance, to indulging in the myth and mystery of life’s little pleasures when they find their way into our world!