"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Monday, 3 October 2011

this bagel has a story to tell

19 hours ago the bagel pictured above
was served to a hungover (i'm making this story more interesting kathy)
52 year old woman at a coffee shop at jfk airport 
in new york 
for breakfast
she knows (and loves) 
a friend in cape town who loves new york bagels
(actually new york but the bagel are great)
and she was not that hungry (i am sure she had a hangover)
so it was lovingly wrapped in a ziplock bag (she always carries them when travelling)
and put into her handbag (she always has space in her handbag)
and brought through customs 
and hand delivered in person
this evening
in a pub in newlands
in cape town
over a bottle of perfectly chilled sauvignon blanc
the bagel was placed in another 52 year old's handbag
and later as she sat at her computer
not quite sure what story to share tonight 
as the wine she had just shared
in a pub
in newlands
 had made her mind race a bit more than usual
she thought to herself
"what about a story of a new york bagel?"
she took the bagel out of her bag
and out of the ziplock bag
and smiled to herself as she saw that the
miniature philadelphia cream cheese was also smuggled 
and packed into the ziplock bag
she then took a picture or two 
downloaded them to her blog
and as she sat composing the story of the bagel
and sipping on her tea
she decided that it was a good time to eat
the new york bagel which had been lovingly
delivered from new york 
to cape town
in a ziplock bag

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