Tomato RootsOn October 20, 2016 by hottomatopinupacademy8
I want the same thing for myself as I want for my vegetables…To grow strong and colorful, to nourish those that care for me, to leave behind quality seed and to die as organic compost”
I wrote that note on Facebook soon after I opened my account in 2009. Hot Tomato wasn’t a twinkle in my eye or even ink on my skin yet. I homeschooled. I gardened. I hung herbs around my kitchen. I watched my little girls chase butterflies and build fairy houses.
Facebook recently asked me if I’d like to update my bio. I read the current version and thought “Oh geez, how antiquated! Yes, I must update with something sassy that tells the world that I am a powerful Hot Tomato!” Then I read it again.
I leaned way in close to my computer screen and read those words again and again. “This isn’t antiquated. This is truer NOW that it was years ago. Strong. Colorful. Nourishing. Quality. Organic. I’m living this quote through Hot Tomato!” (Although I might need to change vegetables to include FRUIT!)
Pondering this thought as I tried to go back to sleep this morning after bus drop off, I thought…What is the root of all this? the root… the root… the root… my mind echoed. Then, this crazy thing happened where my whole body buzzed with a flood of ideas. Like all of a sudden I could see what had been there all along JUST UNDER THE SURFACE! The ROOTS!!!
Roots…so much yes in that word for me right now. So much power. So much possibility. Stay tuned.