Saturday, May 28, 2011

Manolo Blahniks in a tomato field

Tomato is a water intensive crop. You would not expect to see acres of tomato fields in an area which till a few years back faced droughts every year. And yet, that is exactly what you do see.
Why tomato and no other crop, you ask the villagers.
"All those years when we didn't have water to drink, we dreamt of growing tomatos. Now that we get water in our wells, we are living out our dreams", was the answer.
Who knew calling yourself a tomato farmer was as aspirational as owning a pair of Manolo Blahniks? But it is.
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7 comments:

Laura M. Campbell said...

Never give up on your dreams. I'm trying to grow some tomatoes in my backyard right now.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I just love this perspective! What so many people take for granted is just a dream to some. I'm happy those villagers are living out their dreams.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Margot is right--your perspective on this is so insightful. Thanks for the reminder on what's important in life.

Chuck said...

And Manolos are what exactly??

Bluebell Books said...

powerful one.


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Theres just life said...

They are living a dream. They now have an outward show that their dreams can come true.

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dipali said...

That's such a lovely metaphor!!!!

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