Thursday, August 18, 2011

Today I talked to a bunch of kiwis - by Ana Cissa Pinto

Today I talked to a bunch of kiwis.

No no, I am not talking about New Zealanders. I am talking about the actual fruit. I went into a store and saw a big pile of good-looking kiwis. I swear the kiwis lured me towards them, and I decided to pick one. I looked at the pile and I asked:

“Which one of you is the sweetest of all?”

And all the little kiwis directed me to this specific hairy chubby green kiwi in the middle of the pile. Now, here’s the thing, either I am losing my mind and talking to fruit or I am actually in tune with the universe. I say that because, rewinding a bit on my story, an hour or so before my kiwi encounter, I was taking a yoga class and had to stop my practice a few times due to severe muscle cramps on my legs. Just out of curiosity, once I got home and was ready to have my kiwi, I googled about kiwi’s properties.

To my surprise, the first phrase I read was: “Kiwis are one of the best things for the prevention of Hypokalemia.” Hypokalemia is a metabolic disorder that occurs when the level of potassium in the blood drops too low. Hypokalemia can cause, among other symptoms, severe muscle cramps.” All that said, I would like to acknowledge this little occurrence as a simple indication that our body will take the message if the channels are open. The reason I am telling you this story is so that if you ever feel inclined to communicate with fruits, or trees, or flowers, or bees, or any pure element of nature, don’t be afraid. You are, most likely, not going crazy. Just listen up; those guys might be trying to tell you something!

By the way, the kiwi I just had was the sweetest kiwi I have ever tasted!

In ancient times, considerable note was made of understanding the elements, for these were considered the building bricks of the Universe, and hence many believed that these were also part of the basic structure of themselves.

All the elements of nature are interwoven and united with each other.

illustration by Tofu Alan


  1. A-do-rei esse post! Bonitinho, engraçado, útil, didático e bem escrito! Parabéns!

  2. Open your hearts! You may hear advice coming from kiwis, papayas, guavas, kumquats, berries... Healthy and sweet advice,too! :)

  3. Les nuages, le vent, les arbres, la mer, la terre entiere veux nous donner des bons conseils!

  4. What a sweet sweet story~ You should make a little book! :-)


  5. I love what you wrote. LOVE IT.

  6. Ha! Cute! (and informative!) Channels open!!!

  7. Historiazinha graciosa! muito boa, e aprende-se com ela a dar ouvido às vozes da natureza!