Thursday, May 08, 2008
(inspired by "Remains of the Day")
This morning the mango I peeled had veins running through it. Really it did. After the first cut I saw them. Veins.
All I could think about was blood. And life.
Was there a tiny fruit heart pumping mango life locked inside that hard pit?
I peeled and peeled. Hoping they would go away but the whole naked fruit was a jumbled maze of stringy veins.
I've eaten lots of mango's and never seen this horror before. I peeled and peeled digging into the fruit trying to shave them out.
In the end, my hands a pulpy mess, disgusted I let the pit and slime drop into the sink. I went to grab another mango but grabbed a banana instead. Has this happened to anyone else? Morning fruit with veins. It was freaky.