I have eaten
that were in
you were probably
they were delicious
and so cold
William Carlos Williams
I love William Carlos Williams. I think his adage 'no ideas but in things' taught me the most I know about writing. Be specific. Observe. Notice the small things.
I also like plums.
Yesterday I cooked some plums, and had them cold with home-made yoghurt and custard.
They were quite sour, but very delicious.
The best plum jam I've ever made wasn't very pretty, as the pale, mottled skins didn't colour the mix, so the jam was a muddy yellow. But it tasted delicious - which shows that you can't just go by appearances alone.
I've been looking for plums like those ever since, and failed to find them.