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  • Kristy Martino

We need to throw out the zucchini

“THROW THE ZUCCHINI OUT…AGAIN”


I can see the zucchini in the crisper every single time I open the refrigerator.


I can also see it shriveling.


I think of the zucchini in the crisper every single time “what are we having for dinner” happens.


I remember it, yes.


But I do not make eye contact with the zucchini.


Why is the elegant oblong vegetable that starts with the “cool” letter on my mind?


Because I understand why we might avoid a bill, a difficult conversation, even an awkward encounter.


But why do we avoid things that don’t even bother us all that much?


A zucchini is very different from a bill.

A zucchini is very different from a difficult conversation.

A zucchini may appear similar to but is very different from an awkward encounter.


Want to know how I fix my small procrastinations and irritating avoidances?


I don’t.


1. WE ARE LIVING THROUGH A COLLECTIVE TRAUMA AND I AM TIRED.


2. Sometimes things are just slightly unpleasant and you do NOT have to have a handy tip or trick to delete such things from your human experience.


To be fair, I was going to tell you SMART goals but I gave up on using them.


For now.


If you haven’t figured it out yet: this post is an over-ripe, forgot-in-the garden sized zucchini of blithe grace that I have for myself and would like to share with you.


What I will not share, however, is any perpetuation that is the bullshit also known as “multitasking.” Take that trash out. It stinks. Thank you very much.



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