I walked to the store to get some produce.
The lady who works or owns the store told me that in addition to organic spinach, they also had cactus leaves today. Nopales.
I told her that I did not know how to cook it.
So right there on the spot she taught me.
She gave me a couple of different ways to use them and picked a nice little stack of leaves for me, with the pokey part taken out.￼
As she was ringing up my vegetables, I told her that I was going home and making some soup. She offered to chop up a bunch of vegetables for me and put them in a bag and have them all ready for me to make soup with.
And she did.
Right there on the counter, she picked up a cutting board, a whole bunch of vegetables from her store and chopped everything beautifully and with love.
As if she had nothing else to do at that moment.
As I walked out I was reminded once again of why I live here.￼￼￼