Organic Object Blog

Crookneck squash… you are very unique when it comes to taste. Alone, raw, you do not have much of a flavor – you almost taste like nothing. You do not seem to please me with this because how could you be unique, but not have a taste? Well… after a while of pondering about you and your puzzling features, I think of you as air. One can feel it when it is windy, one can smell the sweet aromas it transfers throughout the world, one can hear it when it makes the leaves tremble, however, it is transparent to the cameras of one’s life.

Like air, one is not able to use all of the senses one possesses to understand the mystery behind objects like you. Like many things, one is not always given an easy path to take to make decisions or to unreveal the many mysteries one ponders about each and everyday. Like how you in one’s mind is intended to fulfill one’s desire of hunger, life does not always allow things to happen the way one intends for them to happen.

Nevertheless, you definitely enhance the flavor of a dish when you are added, making you discrete from others. You are complex. Your features have to be withdrawn in order for one to understand you, and for one to be presented with an opportunity to appreciate you. Therefore, you are great because what you have to offer is beneficial to another. Like air, you are mysterious, but what you have to offer is of one’s need.

16 thoughts on “Organic Object Blog

  1. First of all, the choice of words made the descriptions and comparisons more vivid. My favorite part is when you compared the crookneck squash to air. I would have never thought of it that way. Lastly, the repetition all throughout the post made it more clear and understandable.

  2. I really liked the pauses in this post (the “…” and the “–“). Also the contrast between the bland taste and the eye-catching exterior leaves the reader considering how that could be. I think that some of the concepts you applied to the squash also can be applied to people, such as: “Your features have to be withdrawn in order for one to understand you, and for one to be presented with an opportunity to appreciate you” which is almost exactly how people become friends.

  3. I really liked how you connected the squash’s taste to air; each of them don’t taste like anything, but still so useful and mysterious. I also really liked all the diction that you incorporated throughout your post, like “enhance”, “ponder”, “discrete”, and so many other really descriptive and strong words. I agree with the point that you made about how the squash intensifies the flavor of a dish, but I think it also then throws the texture off from the dish because when it’s cooked, it gets so soggy

  4. I liked the way you compared your squash to air. The way you compared them both to mystery was especially fascinating. The way you talked about squash as a dish made me want to try it, especially when you stated how the squash has so much to offer due to its benefits to others.

  5. This is a great deal of fun! I love the use of “one”; I don’t think I’ve seen “one” used so much as the subject and object of so many clauses. And this sentence is pleasing: “Your features have to be withdrawn in order for one to understand you, and for one to be presented with an opportunity to appreciate you.” It’s almost like the “one” has to become “zero,” which brings me to computer language . . .

  6. Right off the bat, I realized the repetition of the letter “p” and “t” in the first paragraph. This drew me in to the complex diction throughout this same paragraph that was based on the taste and smell of the squash. Also, comparing it to air in the second paragraph was an interesting take. There are many things in this world that we do not know and that is what keeps life interesting. I think you expressed that beautifully in the second and third paragraph!

  7. The author began with a very unique and active description of the squash which gave the squash a personality in a way. The choice of diction such as “pondering” and “puzzling” gave a good transition to the abstract discussion of making decisions and the great mysteries of life. Describing the squash as “complex” and discussing the attempt to understand it really tied into the idea of understanding the difficult decisions of life. Using the squash as a vessel to discuss deeper topics and themes was very creative and executed excellently.

  8. Your first sentence grabbed my attention with its unique terminology. I’ve never heard the term “crookneck squash” prior to reading your post; but that term and the words following, “…Alone, raw, you do not have much of a flavor” enabled me to imagine the squash in the same way as which you perceived it. The repetition of air, and its similarities to the squash itself, drew my attention towards the squash’s lack of flavor, which I think is one of the main things you wanted your readers to take away from your writing. A squash is an odd vegetable; it lacks flavor, yet it is used to add flavor to countless dishes. As you said yourself, “[It] is complex”.

  9. Overall I thought this was a really good writing. I enjoyed your use of formal diction when it came to certain words like “seem to please me,” “the sweet aromas,” etc. I also thought that your use of imagery helped me to fully imagine and picture what you were writing. Your overall theme make me connect to real life scenarios about how not everything is what it seems. Even though the squash alone was not particularly enjoyable, when combined with other flavors, it had its chance to shine. I feel as though certain people can be seen this way as well. They may not fully succeed at first, but when they are placed into a situation where they can use their skills to shine, they often shine bright.

    1. Thank you for your comment!! I agree with what you said at the end about how certain people can be seen like the squash. It amazes me how someone can seem to not be much of a help at times; however, when you give them the opportunity to shine, they “shine bright.”

  10. As I started reading this, immediately, the name captured my attention. crookneck squash? I wonder why it is called that. Is the squash crooked? I wonder what color this squash is too. I enjoy reading how you related this object to air. At first it confused me but then I understood why. It’s interesting to see things from a different point of view.

    1. Thank you for your comment!! Yeah, I also wonder why it’s called crookneck squash. It is a little crooked so that may be why. Also, yes, I realized that I didn’t include the color of the squash. When I originally wrote this, I included color and a little bit of appearance; however, as I polished it up, I think I forgot to include the color of the vegetable. Although I may have forgotten to include it, I think it adds to the comparison made between the squash and the air showing the complexity of both. I’m glad you were able to understand it!!

  11. My favorite part: “One can feel it when it is windy, one can smell the sweet aromas it transfers throughout the world, one can hear it when it makes the leaves tremble, however, it is transparent to the cameras of one’s life.” What a fine meditation on wind, one that has never occurred to me. And I love “the cameras of one’s life.”

    Plus, I agree with my alter ego Zurput!

  12. While writing my organic object blog post, I tried to use more repetition to convey and signify more ideas about my writing. I used repetition to convey the ideas of how unique the object is by constantly using words such as “unique” or “one.” The constant repetition of “you” throughout the writing demonstrated who the subject is and who the writer was talking to. I utilized formal diction throughout the passage to give a more figurative tone so that I could compare my object to something more abstract. The use of the repetition of life portrayed how not everything acts or goes the way we thought they would by comparing it to the taste of the crookneck squash.

  13. As many others have said, your blog immediately caught my attention with “crookneck squash.” It was oddly specific yet incredibly unique. I noticed your formal diction throughout much of your blog, and especially at the beginning with “you do not seem to please me.” I thought that was a unique touch to your description of the squash. I especially loved the way you organized this organic object blog. At the beginning, it seemed that there was nothing special and unique about the squash. You made an excellent comparison to the air, and by the last paragraph, you had related that back to the squash. However, at the end, you had come to realize the uniqueness of the squash.

    1. Thanks for your comment!! I’m glad you enjoyed how I wrote this blog. I am also quite impressed with how I utilized this writing style as it came naturally to me, so I hadn’t noticed it until after I read the piece multiple times. Also, I agree with what you said about the name. I always called it “a small yellow squash,” so when I looked at the real name of it, I was quite surprised because I never thought it would have such a “unique” name like you said.

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