I Used to Hate Oranges

Alex Mell-Taylor
4 min readOct 26, 2018

A message of hope in these politically turbulent times.

When I was little I hated oranges, and not in the flippant way that people hate a TV show or a restaurant on Yelp. I detested them with every fiber of my moody being. I would refuse to eat food with orange zest in it. I would gag loudly whenever an orange-smelling cleaning liquid was used. I would spurn all orange-tasting desserts and perfumes. To me, oranges were…