The letter for today is: J, where I feature jealousy and jackfruit.
I've experienced the bad effects of jealousy. I guess everyone has to a greater or lesser degree. Young love usually displays this bad emotion. A youth can't abide someone taking the object of their desire away from them. Time reveals the pitfalls of this behavior. Most people learn not to indulge in fits of jealousy when they understand the needs of the one they love.
During my travels in Indonesia, a revolting smell came from a fruit market we passed. On one stall, giant prickly fruit were piled high. Our guide explained how the jackfruit contained a starchy, delicious fruit. But a strong, disagreeable odor like decaying onions hung in the air.
The prickly behavior of jealousy repels people, but the thorny skin of jackfruit didn't deter further exploration after the local people discovered what lay beneath.