Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ode to Avocados

Avocado halved
Photograph: Haley Johnson
"Avocados are my favorite fruit. Every Sunday my grandfather used to bring me an avocado pear hidden at the bottom of his briefcase under six soiled shirts and the Sunday comics. He taught me how to eat avocados by melting grape jelly and french dressing together in a saucepan and filling the cup of the pear with the garnet sauce. I felt homesick for that sauce. The crabmeat tasted bland in comparison."

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

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