A Chat With Life
Life: Here are some lemons for you.
Me: You can keep your lemons.
Life: But... but, don't you want to make lemonade?
Me: Not especially. Besides I don't like it when my lips pucker.
Life: So then, you don't want to kiss me?
Me: What! Kiss you? You have got to be joking!
Life: But you just said your lips pucker.
Me: Yeah, but not in a good way. They make my face wrinkly and weird looking.
Life: That's a shame. You do know lemons are healthy for you.
Me: See, that's the problem. Healthy things will kill me.
Life: I don't understand. Please explain.
Me: I've been eating all the wrong foods for years, drink four gallons of Pepsi a week.
Life: Wow! That much?
Me: Yes, and I never felt better. Why don't you just keep the lemons for yourself?
Life: I couldn't do that.
Me: Why not?
Life: They make life look ugly and wrinkly.
Me: (Just rolls my eyes.)
Rhythm & Rind
in abundance? Till the soil and
plant a shrub. Blueberry’s flavor
compliments, what, ’lone, is
sour grub. Then, seek the ones
who l o v e you, drink their
souls, sugar replete, and while
the lemonade c h i l l s, blow
raspberries, t i c k l e feet.
want creme de la c r e m e?
just a d d a cup of prosen
rhymes, s t i r your spirit,
strain for seeds & t o s s
the pith of bitter rinds.
When life gives you lemons:
Make sure to use the zest, it’s the best part.
Use them on seafood, meat and salad.
Add to vinagrettes and rich sauces (it’s really good in hollandaise).
Make a lemon merangue pie or lemon blueberry cake.
Sqeeze them over fruit with honey for a fantastic fruit salad.
Or sell them to chefs. They know exactly what to do with this culinary delight.
Seriously, you should see the giant boxes of lemons some kitchens have. Proably one of the most used fruits in restaurants. ^_^