I am just now getting around to eating a little supper. You know, it's not been a bad day, just a busy one. And what's for dinner tonight? A pomegranate.
As I gingerly plucked the tiny little jewels from the fruit, I contemplated that commonly used metaphor. They really do look like jewels - little rubies, in fact. Transparent and richly colored. And I was hungry, so I picked one up before I'd finished and crunched it between my teeth. And suddenly, inexplicably, remembered that there used to be a cartoon on Sesame Street that involved crunching rubies between some teeth.
And do you know how big of a dork I am? I had to look it up right away. And sure enough, it's the Alligator King.
Don't remember? Here:
I have to admit, the thought of eating rubies used to make me a little nauseous every time I saw that particular short when I was a kid. I hope I don't subconsciously associate that with pomegranates from now on....