Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Sensuous Fruit

There are few pleasures as potent as food - eating, drinking, sustaining life. Yes, they are instinctive, and ask very little else of us. We are infants at our mother's breast.

But we are not ascetics. Perhaps because of the plenty we enjoy, the food and drink we seek is bound to be the kind that provides more pleasure than nourishment. And yet ...

Enter the watermelon. When it is ripe and ice cold, and the weather is hot and sticky, few things can compare with the pleasure of biting into it and letting its juice run all over your face and clothes, small morsels stuck to your lips as you endeavor to swallow every last refreshing bit. It's one of those things in life. When the melon is sweet and juicy, even brownies can't compare!