How to Eat a Peanut

(500 words) "Become one with the peanut!” I looked at a small salted peanut sitting on a blue china saucer before me. “How exactly do I do that? “I asked Shinzen, my ‘guru.’ “Imagine it growing underground, in the dark, from a tiny seed, forming in a shell with its companion.” “I thought they grew on trees, like spaghetti!”