Learning from Experience
How long does one have to live in the desert before realizing that cactuses are hateful? They seem fuzzy and tasty, but they hate you with a deep, abiding, and very personal hatred, which they express at every opportunity by launching time-release milli-spikes into your wrists. Never underestimate a cactus. I spent an hour plucking my palms.
The jury’s still out on the tasty for this particular variety (beavertail?), though it’s clearly somewhere between mild and flavorless. Orangerine-clove pound cake with tea, on the other hand… ahh.