Sitting outside Panera the other day I looked down through the holes in the table and realized someone had wedged an apple where all the legs of the table meet in the center. It took a few tries, but I think I finally captured what I wanted to in this picture. I was captivated by the contrast between the dingy table and the brightness of the apple. It also raises questions about wasting food and why someone would leave an apple there instead of consuming it or disposing of it.
I found myself in a dilemma. I felt like I should throw out the fruit, lest it rot and perhaps damage the table, but at the same time I wanted to leave it so perhaps another customer could see what I saw. Why should I deprive society of such an interesting organic occurrence? So I left the apple. Maybe someone else saw it, maybe not. Maybe the staff member at Panera that was closing that night was ticked off that they had to dispose of an apple and wondered what kind of person would just leave food in such a precarious position.