The Transformative Power of Yes

Reclaiming the curiosity and wonder I’ve lost.

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Photo by Caroline Ingebrigtsen via Unsplash

“Do you want to try a Rainier cherry? Ours are the best!” a young man holding a peach and wielding a knife asked me.

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Photo by MILKOVÍ via Unsplash

In that moment, I wondered what else is out there in the world that I love that I don’t know I love. What other indifference can be transformed by saying yes?

Kids move about the world with a slowly dying sense of wonder. They revel in discovery until they grow up and it goes away. Mine’s gone. It left a long time ago but I got glimpse of it while eating a peach in a farmer’s market.

I wandered the market for most of the day, buying books and eating well over a half a pound of those cherries as I walked. I was incredibly happy.

Flaming pinball, nerd, music lover, wine snob, horrible violin player. No, I won’t stop taking pictures of my drinks. vanessaltorre@gmail.com IG: vanessaltorre

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