The Littlest Cantaloupe

Monday, November 5, 2007

I went out into my backyard this morning for some reason or another, and spotted this out of the corner of my eye in my garden.

The Littlest Cantaloupe

I had thought all the vines were long dead, but here it was, bright orange, perfectly ripe, perfectly spherical. The littlest cantaloupe.

What could I do? I cut it open. Its seeds, sure enough, were full-size.

The Littlest Cantaloupe

Its flesh smoothly faded from the orange rind to a spring green and back to orange at the center. I scooped out the seeds and filled it with a little ball of red grape-white wine sorbet, and a sprig of Mexican mint.

The Littlest Cantaloupe

Then I ate it. All three bites of it. It was delicious. All the flesh, green and orange, was perfectly ripe, juicy, and sweet.

The Littlest Cantaloupe

And then it was gone.

3 Comments:

At November 6, 2007 3:18 AM , Blogger Mike Rock said...

LOL! that's hilarious.. looks normal size until you show it your hand.. very tricky Brian! You're awesome.

 
At November 6, 2007 4:24 AM , Blogger Amy said...

It's adorable! I didn't realize just how small it was until the very end!

 
At November 8, 2007 5:21 PM , Blogger Cakespy said...

I began reading this post and it seems like a children's book: "The Littlest Cantaloupe". I thought maybe it would have a few adventures, overcome adversity...but no! You ate it!

Sorry, just kidding. What a sweet post, and it WAS tiny at the end! :-)

 

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