Appearances Can Be Deceiving. Also, Pears.

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“I told you they were better than dusty potatoes,” said my mentor.

Our glasses shined with the immense light flashing from the wires attached to the tangy bulb-shaped green fruit in front o’ them.

I turned to her & said, “¿Do you truly believe this will make a better heat source than that lost by the sun’s demise?”

Her reply was the same reply I’d heard her give time & time ‘gain:

“Never doubt science.”

I didn’t. I could feel the heat vibrate out its core. There I saw it transform before my eyes, growing the subtle pulses that separate my book from my cat.

If only I’d recognized these signs—so many disasters could’ve been prevented.


Degree, energy, pear