I shared it with the Sisters at my table and we were impressed with the straight lines. I then took it back to the novitiate. The other novices and I decided that what might look like a "quality control oversight" is none other than sheer ingenuity.
Then Sr. Regina Rose and I penned a toast, similar to the ones in the "Real Men of Genius" radio ads (Bud Light). Here it is:
Here's to you, Mr. Produce Painter guy!
While other guys are out painting chapel ceilings and creating full blown art exhibits,
you sit at home thinking of the most complicated styles of engraving, etching, hatching, and cubism for this year's fruit and produce.
No ordinary designs will do.
No simple, monochromatic color schemes.
You strive to make every scrap of produce a sublime piece of craftsmanship; a stimulating masterpiece.
So crack open a nice, cold carton of eggnog, Mr. Produce Painter Guy!
Sit back and relish the stunning spectacle that is this year's Christmas fruit basket.