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.


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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