Sunday, May 24, 2009

Ginger Man

A few weeks ago I bought some fresh ginger root at the Chinese grocery. When I got it home I noticed this piece and thought it looked sort of like a little man. I couldn't bring myself to cut him up.

Hey, maybe he could become a new character in a drawing! He could be a little superhero who uses his ginger-based powers to reduce inflammation and relieve nausea.

Sadly, he was definitely at his best in the original photo. I thought maybe he'd dry out and I could save him indefinitely, but after about a month he shriveled into a gnarled little twig about one fourth his original size. Ginger Man, we hardly knew ye!

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