July 4th, 2009 § 1 comment

Today at lunch we had fresh cherries. Cherries are distinguished from other fruit both by their fantastic taste and their long, flexible stems. Though I have eaten cherries many times before, today I tried, for the first time ever, to tie a stem in a knot in my mouth.

This is a feat of unmitigated skill, requiring strategy, spatial awareness, and great tactile sensitivity. I am pleased to announce that I did indeed tie the stem in a knot. It was not easy.

I showed it to my parents. “You know what this means, don’t you?” I asked.


“It means I’m a great kisser.”

“Is anyone a bad kisser?”

“Not in my experience.”


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