Celestial Tomato

June 16th, 2009

On the way to my car this morning, I picked one of my new homegrown tomatoes and put it on the seat next to me. When I got to work, I decided to let it ripen a bit more on the dashboard, but when I locked the car I noticed the sky was reflected in the car window and the tomato seemed to be floating in midair. Of course I think this tomato is a miracle, lacking only the face of Jesus or the Virgin of Guadalupe to warrant crowds of worshippers, but beyond that, it reminded me yet again to look for beauty everywhere. Today, my dental hygienist asked me if I was going to be doing anything fun this summer, and I almost said “not really,” but caught myself in mid-naysay and answered, “Every day is fun.” We both laughed at the novelty of that thought. Not that I remember to live by that often enough, but I’m going to try to look for more celestial tomatoes every day.

7 Responses to “Celestial Tomato”

  1. Waterstone Jewelry says:

    Oh my gosh, I love the tomato! I thought it was some fancy photo shopping. lol Love your blog, by the way.

  2. angie says:

    Love it!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Damn! That is an amazing image. I get all pumped just thinking that such images are out there and available if we just stop to notice and then capture them. You must have been so delighted to get this surprising shot. I LOVE it. I want to start paying more attention. Thanks.


  4. Compost Studios says:

    This is so crazy. We really are linked telepathically or something. Moments ago I was wondering about your tomato plants (my arugula and mizuna have done pretty well) and clicked over to check your blog. When I saw the tomato, I just shook my head in wonder.

    I'm glad we're both blooming and bearing fruit this summer. : )

    Have you finished Journal of a Solitude? I have. Will post on it soon. Too strange we were both reading that at the same time too.


  5. frida says:

    Haven't finished rereading May Sarton yet but I've got too many books going at once. My tomatoes are doing well but we are having Al Gore weather: drenching downpours alternating with heat advisories. So I doubt they will be able to stand much more!

  6. Danette says:


    A saint's face would only clutter things.

    This looks like an album cover.

  7. Hadley Earabino says:

    Only some of us are able to see things like this when they happen, just like only some of us are able to have hope. This is what I like about artists. They don't always look through the windshield like they're supposed to, they get distracted by pretty things and notice their reflection.