Among the things I used to avoid like the plague were beans (all kinds..so much so that my family nickname to this day remains "Bean."), blueberries, pretty much all mexican food, cooked fruit (I know, I was an odd child), barbeque, tomatoes, jelly/jam, peaches, anything spicy, stuffing (like the holiday kind). I love ALL of these now. I still can't just bite into a big juicy tomato (it's a texture thing), but I do love the flavor. Anyway the point here is, that when you open your eyes and let yourself accept what your environment/nature/people have to offer, the world shines so much more brilliantly.
I had a little eye-opener this weekend about golf. I've never been one to enjoy partaking in the sport, but I do respect it. It has always seemed a little complex and beyond my grasp, so I dismissed it early on. However, I went to the driving range with Dave and a friend over the weekend and rather enjoyed myself. Mind you, I sat in the sunshine and snapped pictures, but it was fun nonetheless. There seems to be something so soothing about just swinging away out there. I can see why people like it now...they seem to get in the same methodical mode that I do when I'm on a horse.
Anyway, maybe I'll give the ole' golf game a whirl someday. I've swung a club with Dave here and there, but still feel like a very awkward robot in my attempts. So perhaps I'll just stick to putt putt. Ironically, we did that this weekend, too and I made TWO hole in ones. Oh yeah.