Speaking of food, novelists and philosophers occasionally do just that.

Quite a Year for Plums
by Bailey White (1998)

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"There is no beginning to love,"Roger said. "It just creeps over you."

"Oh," said Hilma, "like brown rot on a plum tree in the dark winter months, and by the time you become aware of it, the leaves are out and it's too late to spray."

"Yes," said Roger, "just like that."

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