When I was in High School I was told to read "In Watermelon Sugar". Reading, at the time, was foreign to me. It is not that I couldn't read but I suppose I refused to read. I hated to read. I had the attention span of a gnat. I hadn't cultivated the discipline it takes to see it through.
After what seems like eons and plenty of hard work developing that concentration muscle between my ears I do truly enjoy reading. A couple of years ago, in the little town of Manchester by the Sea, Massachusetts, I was strolling down the avenue and I found this fabulous little used book store.
"In Watermelon Sugar" is one of those rambling, fanciful, hard to digest books. I get caught up in this tangent or that tangent and nothing seems to make sense. This book tries to explain a place that doesn't exist which makes it a bit tough. Many times I can do okay with those books. I love the ramblings of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
I've been thinking a lot about that book (too much) and it inspired me to make a little iPad painting of a lovely juicy sweet watermelon. I've just taken my first bite and I'm well on my way to conquering this little mountain - and I hope it tastes good.