A Soul For Some Lemons


     My soul mate, Mary and I, like to plant and grow things, especially things we can eat.  We currently have several small lemon trees started from seed growing in pots.  These are organic lemons, lemons full of happiness and bright sunshine.

     I watch over each tree from blossom to fruit.  I have a growing knowledge and awareness of their everyday existence.  I can go so far as to say I know each tree’s lemons as individuals and small groups congregating on various limbs.  When there should be seven on a tree it does not escape me if I find only six or three or even one.

     It is not that I really care that much about the missing lemons, though I had been salivating on turning their skins into zest for my oatmeal and their juice into a thirst quenching lemonade on this scorcher of a day.  I did obtain great pleasure from the simple act of growing them and though it saddens me that they are gone, I know it is only a matter of time before others will sprout and take their place.

     What is more and most unfortunate is the karma that awaits he who traded his soul for some lemons.  I wish him or her the best in the future.  Time knows no days, months or years.  It knows no lifetimes.  For whomever you are, I do honestly wish you to be, in the very least organic when you spend a future life as a planted tree returning those lemons back to me.

Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®

6 thoughts on “A Soul For Some Lemons

  1. JoelF August 28, 2015 / 2:45 am

    Beautiful post and i catchy title. Thanks for this.

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  2. richardrensberry August 21, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    The smell is intoxicating. A lemon tree will grow indoors, so if you have a little space for one to reside you could give it a try.


  3. ~meredith August 21, 2015 / 4:20 pm

    you know, ever since childhood i’ve longed to grow a lemon tree, then polish my floors… but maybe it was the sugar that made all that floor and window polishing seem like cheer. or, maybe it was johnson wax. don’t know, but i do love the idea of a lovely lemon tree. such cheer!

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  4. richardrensberry August 21, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    Lemon squares are yum, yum for sure but if I ate the whole pan I’d get sugar fried and have to roll down the hill instead of walk. I’d trade you a tree for just one lemon square then you’d have your tree and I could still run around the block.

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  5. ~meredith August 21, 2015 / 2:18 pm

    so… would you like them returned in the lemon squares i baked? i’ll give you and mary the whole pan, but i’ll never have a lemon tree of my own. (sigh)

    🙂 happy friday. i’m sure the next batch of lemons will be even finer.

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