Strawberries are too delicate to be picked by machine. . . . Every strawberry you have ever eaten — every piece of fruit — has been picked by callused human hands. Every piece of toast with jelly represents someone's knees, someone's aching back and hips, someone with a bandana on her wrist to wipe away the sweat.

Alison Luterman in After the Ecstasy, the Laundry by Jack Kornfield


To Practice This Thought:
Be mindful of all the human toil and suffering that went into providing you with fruit.


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