Sometimes a little still life is a good way to start the day. I always have trouble finding something "meaningful" to paint. So why not just something deliciously beautiful. And I thought the black background really enhanced the look of the garlic. And black is a serious colour and garlic is a serious food. Well that's how I see it anyway.
(The book is, "Make Your Life Worthwhile" by Emmet Fox, in case you were curious)