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Question:

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What do you do if a mango falls off a tree and lands at your feet?  In this particular case there are two answers.  The first, and obvious answer, is that you peel that fucker and eat it right then and there with your juice-slicked hands.  And there is glory to that answer.  The second option, however, brings such nuance that it literally made me lose balance when I ate it.  The second answer, my god, is that you curry it.  And then you eat it.  And then, the light…

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To Miss Trimm’s, the curried crab and dumplings went quickly…

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The landscape a lush green home to goats who roam the hills…

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until they are called to a higher duty…

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Street corners in town, dead end dirt roads, shacks by the airport vanish before your eyes, transforming into portals to the otherworldly delights of the buss up shot and g-d’s own mighty, mighty doubles…

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doubles

When our friend cooked mahi mahi spiced with with local ‘peppa’, I offered my help.  He shook his head with a calming grace unfathomable off the island and quietly replied, “Leave the dangerous work to me.’

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And so I did.

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