Our apple-filled autumn has officially ended and orange season has wintered its way into our home. Last year was the first time our daily fruit followed this pattern. The children stopped asking for apple slices and sauces and would repeatedly bring me small oranges to peel for them. And I oblige as I lean over the fruit, peeling with a meditative focus for that small minute of their quiet wait. We keep a crate of clementines during this time of year on our pantry hutch. They are small, easily peeled and separated, frequently seedless and just the right size for sister-sharing. This simple pleasure makes me smile as I think back to my own childhood. I’m charmed by this simple pleasure as it sparks an early childhood memory of my own. After dinner my Dad would go sit on the couch and ask if I wanted part of his orange as he started peeling. He would work his thumbnail over the white strings being sure to clear it down to the pure orange coat offering up slices for sharing. It’s a funny but soothing little familial habit to have passed on down.
Corner view is a weekly Wednesday gathering, hosted originally hosted by Jane, now by Francesca. A topic is given and you can see impressions; be it photographic or writerly in form from around the world: Jane, Dana, Bonny, Joyce, Ian, Francesca, Theresa, Cate, Kasia, Otli, Trinsch, Isabelle, Janis, Kari, jgy, Lise, Dorte, McGillicutty, Sunnymama, Ibb, Kelleyn, Ninja, Sky, RosaMaria, Juniper, Valerie, Sammi, Cole, Don, WanderChow, FlowTops, Tania, Tzivia, Kristin, Laura, Guusje, Susanna, Juana, Elsa, Nadine, Annabel