Going Bananas, for it is in Giving that we Receive

  • What you see in the photograph are two bunches of bananas — all the bananas on one stalk is a bunch.
  • When you say, I bought a bunch of bananas from the fruit shop, what you actually bought is a ‘hand’ of bananas. Each hand can have 4 to 15 bananas — mine have 13 to 14 bananas in a hand.
  • An individual banana is called a ‘finger’. Try saying to an unsuspecting person, ‘I just ate a finger of a hand……….. of bananas’.
  • Banana plants like company, they do not do well if planted on its own. So grow them in a cluster.
  • What was happening to the bananas I gave them? Were they re-distributing them? Were the bananas left to rot? Were they cooking them in a variety of ways, challenging their culinary skills?
  • I could share with those who have a genuine need — someone who could make a meal for a hungry family or possibly give the bulk to an orphanage or an old age home.
  • I also learnt that I should ‘give and forget’ about what the recipients do with the gift, for it is now theirs.



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Phyllis Farias

Phyllis Farias

Educational Consultant with 2 passions in life: the Child — from toddler to adolescent, and Education — education philosophy and psychology