Sister, lover, French major, radical birth doula, cheerful barista, feminist, pagan (goddess-centered folk magic & traditional witchcraft), anti-oppression, queer, white, polyamorous, kinky, French Canadian, Hufflepuff, in love with pizza and my cat.
Common persimmon fruit and bark (Diospyros virginiana), at the Virginia Coast Reserve, Nassawadox, Virginia.
My sisters recall with great clarity the time I persuaded them to bite into unripe persimmons, more as a remembrance of my deep and constant brotherly affection, and not because the astringent juices curdled their tongues. If you have never eaten an unripe persimmon I recommend it. The experience is at once indescribable and unforgettable.
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