I have had many great loves in my life. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, basketball, Sega Genesis, scrambled Spice Channel. But of all the great loves of my life, all of them pale in comparison to the love I have for a certain wonderful fruit.
Oh watermelon. Sweet, succulent watermelon. How I love you so. The very sight of you makes me feel all tingly inside. You always seem to be smiling at me with your delightfully colored smile. The modest, unassuming green exterior. Makes me feel comfortable. Belies the fiery, passionate red awaiting on the inside. When you are just right, your red insides are so bold and vibrant. It really is a brilliant sight to see.
Red and green; It’s like christmas everytime I have you.
After a good long look, I pick you up in my hands and I bring you closer and closer to my lips. I pause just before my mouth so I can enjoy your aroma. It’s so full and pungeant. The first bite ensues soon after. The first bite is always the best. Your juices fly everywhere and explode in my mouth. The taste is so sweet, it almost causes sensory overload.I even love your little black seeds, even though I spit them out (I don’t eat seedless. That stuff is for amatuers!). I savor every bite and always find myself disappointed when I get down to the white part. Sometimes I even eat some of your white stuff because I can’t stand to say we’re finished.
You have been in my life for so long that I can’t even remember a time when I was without you. There have been times when I would go months on end without you and I would miss you so much. Ours has always been a bit more of a warm weather romance. You always seem to be scarce around the fall and you’ve never liked the winter very much at all. When spring rolls around I start to see signs here and there of your re-emergence, but it still is not quite the same.
But then summer rolls around. Glorious summer! You alway return to me in the summer my love. Summer just isn’t summer without you. On a hot, sweltering day you are very often my only refuge. Whether you be in smoothie form, blow pop form, italian ice form, or standard sliced form, you are always my favorite.
I love you watermelon. You had me at hello.