Saturday, March 04, 2006

The Tomato Speaks


The tomato is sitting on the kitchen counter screaming.
Why is the tomato screaming?
Maybe he just isn’t getting along with his siblings
sitting there with him:
Is he having trouble with the bush?
Perhaps he heard about what Bush has done to his health care.
Maybe he’s upset about plans for the environment,
bad growing conditions,
air quality,
environmental pollution,
and crowded housing conditions.

That’s a lot for a tomato to have to deal with.
I can see how it might get him down.
Is he just bored and wanting to go outside?
Is he feeling stress and pressure
From all of life’s problems?

Can you hear him?
He is still screaming….

I think he feels out of place because
after all he’s a hothouse tomato you know.

Watercolor on Arches 140Lb rough watercolor paper

4 comments:

missfancyshouse said...

What an intelligent tomato... I can't wait to hear if it finds solutions to our life problems. I should have been listening to my tomatoes!

GreenishLady said...

I love all these paintings of yours. Garlic, onions, tomatoes! Beautiful

Endment said...

I think this is a really great painting and a hoot of a post. I cant figure out why you aren't getting lots of comments.

I'm with miss fancy... listening to my tomatoes

Carnival said...

Hello, Just wandering the blogosphere and happened on your blog. I like the way how you have put it all together. I'll be coming back again.

Regards,

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