By Michelle Webster-Hein

July 5, 2021


Tonight I peeled and chopped carrots for dinner, tossed them with oil and thyme, oven-roasted them. The simpler the ingredient, the more miraculous it seems to me.

A carrot. What must that have been like, on first discovery? One insistent tug, one long orange tooth slipping upwards. Bright and grubby, sweet. Had I been that cave woman rooting in the dirt, I would have thought anything possible.

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