‘Mum you just don’t understand!’ I’d reply, annoyed when the proverb was offered for consoling an insatiable need for the here-and-now in my teenage years. Patience is a vertue.
I have been waiting for this Kaki to ripen for a week now. However tempting the orangey glow, I know if I put its flesh in my mouth it’ll be an unpleasant experience. Your saliva dries and your tongue goes furry. Gross. There is no point trying to create a jolly recipe from the fruit. If you wait until its ripe the plump jammy flesh is a pure delight. Some things are better left for a while in order to enjoy it at its best, even if its an agonising wait.