"Um, what is it?"
"I don't know. But LOOK AT IT."
Usually it's me the one doing the please-can-we-get-this deal and it's
So, we got the dragon fruit. Jason woke up the next morning with a purpose. His purpose was dragon fruit.
"GET YOUR CAMERA!"
"To document the dragon fruit!!"
Now what? Google. Google tells us to cut it down the middle.. which exposes..
COOLEST FRUIT EVER. You have to admit, it's kinda pretty with the pink and the "polka-dots" and what not. The black things are seeds (not bugs.. ew bad visual) and the whole thing kinda has the texture of kiwi.
It scoops out nice and easy...
Now we.. eat it?
That's better. Jason hands me a piece, "Okay.. we need to each take a bite AT THE SAME TIME." Which we do. And taste nothing.
"It tastes kinda like a flavorless cucumber." (me)
"Tastes like poop." (Jason)
I think I had high expectations because my favorite snow cone flavor is called Dragon Blood and it's pink. In my head I sort of expected there to a correlation there. Google teaches us that no one actually eats plain dragon fruit by itself. So...
strawberry + mango + banana
greek yogurt + lime zest
So apparently, dragon fruit is just one of life's wonders that looks pretty cool but has no real flavor. I think there is a deep, meaningful lesson in that somewhere. About how stuff isn't always as cool as it seems. But adding a bunch of other good stuff made that un-cool thing good again. Next time you're looking for an object lesson/meaningful metaphor/deep wisdom, I give you permission to use the lesson of the dragon fruit.