There is a cherry tree in our back garden that I planted years ago, having nurtured it from a handful of stones.
In Wageningen University's strategic plan, we can read that the good is going to be reinforced and the bad discarded. But what is good, and what is not good enough? Where is the borderline and how do you determine it? At what point do you decide? Imagine being responsible for that.
As it turned out, one lone cherry escaped from the pigeons. I wrapped the branch in a nylon stocking and let the cherry ripen undisturbed. My wife and I cut the ripe cherry in half with a sharp knife and shared it. Delicious.