Post by Altijd Doorlopen on Mar 15, 2013 13:18:43 GMT -5
First Fig by Allison Elrod
The fig tree has spread its generous canopy across my late summer side yard. Its branches are heavy with fruit.
Every day now, the figs grow softer and fuller; they are taking the rain and the warmth of a hundred summer days and making them over into pleasure; taut green skin and soft pink flesh.
Wearing only my nightgown and my work boots, I have come outside at dawn like some post-modern Eve, yearning for a taste of the fruit of the tree. I reach up into the branches, reach up for the fruit that hangs just beyond my reach, the fig whose skin is just beginning to bear the flush of readiness.
Maybe I am Eve. After all, isn’t the light in my garden still what came of "Let there be light?" And isn’t everything to come in human history beginning on this very day, this very morning, when this very fig—the one I am holding in my hand—is finally ripe?
Or maybe, I am a middle-aged woman outside in my nightgown at six a.m.— filled with happiness so pure it feels like innocence—savoring the sweetness of summer’s first ripe fig before the light shifts, before history resumes, before I come inside to wake you, temptation on my mind.
Post by Altijd Doorlopen on Feb 28, 2013 17:20:25 GMT -5
What Urban Dictionary says about my first name:
1. krisha 85 up, 51 down a gurl who doesnt give a $#!T about wut other ppl say!! and she SPAMtastic!! thatz wut i think
2. Krisha 40 up, 13 down she is gorgeous. with brown/green eyes. funny to hang out with. she has a manly fat sister. she has the best smile and bestestttt friend ever. everyone wants to be her friend and every guy wants her as hiss wifeyy. dude: damn look at krisha!
RecognizE, people. My life's work on this board has been repping for the Knowles (Beyonce specifically, Solange by association obviously). GET IT TOGETHER, SASQUATCH BOARD. They are the fucking best. Forever and always. And then when we all die, Blue Ivy Carter will dominate your kid's life. TRUE.
How can we when Solange is no longer there?
Trust me when I say that the time will come, Stormy. I can be your Solange in the meantime.
Post by Altijd Doorlopen on Feb 28, 2013 2:30:26 GMT -5
FD and I are in love with this photographer and she is way way way out of our budget. But today, she agreed to make our dreams come true by cutting her rate IN HALF and shooting our wedding. I almost cried!