I feel a certain amount of passion for a good mango. Not a Minnesota mango. But an ugly black spotted but perfectly ripe one picked right from the tree and purchased for peanuts. I ate a mango just like that in Costa Rica this month. Thank you Uvita farmer's market. I paired it with a fried egg sandwich. The bread for that was purchased from a snooty french bakery in Ojochal. The eggs were bought in a store. But when you taste them you know they are snatched from chickens that live the pura vida lifestyle. Well, obviously I enjoy a good breakfast. And when you eat it on a warm morning by the ocean in Costa Rica it's all the better.
Passion is the www.illustrationfriday.com theme this week. I painted this years ago. In fact, the passionate fruit admirer is part of an advertisement. I don't use images like that anymore. The melding of woman and ocean is all me. My favorite part is the mango that is a sea urchin. Hmmm, come to think of it that is one culinary delight that I have yet to savour. Someday...maybe.