Just like the lemon tree that seems to be taking its sweet time to grow… Well, okay, I’m being unfair. The lemon tree is growing fast. It has grown more than one foot in one year and I really shouldn’t be complaining. So many branches too.
But like the lemon tree, this tamarind tree won’t bear fruits for a couple of years yet and I am so, so impatient for that day when I can just go out into the garden and pick tamarind fruits to cook sinigang or pluck a lemon, slice it and squeeze it over my salad made with herbs freshly picked from the garden too. I look closely at them everyday, willing myself not to go and get a measuring tape to see how much they have grown in the last 24 hours. Most times, my common sense wins and I get over the urge. Other times, well, no one’s perfect.