Her: Did…did you just wash the fruit with hand soap?
Me: Yeah. It’s fine.
Her: It’s not! You can’t do that!
People are often horrified when they see me wash fruits and vegetables – all fruits and vegetables – with my foaming hand soap. What they don’t know is that I use castile soap, which is made from vegetables and safe to use on pretty much everything.
If you’ve ever been out at a store, you’ve probably seen the most famous one, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap. I tend to buy the peppermint one.
Bronner had an interesting and tragic life.
He was a jew born in Germany and, when the Nazis took power, he implored his family to leave with him to America. But his parents felt they were German – Jewish Germans but still Germans. They refused to believe that they were in danger in their own home country so he left alone.
The last he heard from them was a single postcard from his father that simply read:
You were right. – Your loving father.
His parents were murdered by a country they loved that didn’t love them back.
What a terrible thing, to realize that a country – or anything – you love, not only doesn’t love you back, instead, wishes you and your family harm.
It’s the hope, at least.
Random thought for a random day.
I hope you all stay safe. And I hope you’re all loved by someone or something that you love.
Me: Honestly, it’s fine. You gotta trust me on this.
Location: my kitchen, popping painkillers
Music: tell me if you love me or not (Spotify)
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