Saturday, July 08, 2017

What goes around

Amusing turn of the intercultural screw, courtesy of FaceBook. A Chinese friend, currently studying in Switzerland, posted this picture on his FaceBook page yesterday. Turns out he was inspired by a picture I proudly posted - also on FaceBook - of my first attempt at cutting a pineapple the way street sellers do in China. It looks hard but pineapples' Fibonnaci-numbered scales make it easy to cut them, preserving more of the flesh for eating than our ring cuts. (Zhuangzi might observe that knowing the pineapple's Dao makes for easy carving.)
By the way, said friend isn't just cutting pineapples in Zurich. He's studying Chinese philosophy there, in ways he says he can't back home.

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