Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Key Lime Tart

Tangy key lime. Simple fresh color. Form with spirals. Very nautilus. Mention key lime and I am back at Hemingway"s after sailing all day with George on the Gulf. Before the casinos and well before Katrina we would sail the Chanticleer over to Perdido for her June through October berth. Then sketchbooks and paint in my boat tote, we would head out on the weekends, past Pass Christian,Gulfport and Biloxi to our weekend floating home away from home. You know the song, "Cheeseburger in paradise"? Been there. Not too far away, over in back bay. Boat access. Island living again, a favorite of mine. Swimming in azur waters. Time, a natural rhythm. Thirsts quenched. Clouds studied. Friends hailed. And after cleanup and lots of lotion, off to Hemmingways where cocktails are bracing, fish is fresh and key lime pie is just the perfect way to cap off a perfect day. Lulled by the rhythms of gentle lapping waves. Stars brighter than ever remembered. Well, a little key lime tart can bring all this, even when my dear friend is gone. So happy colors and simple shadows, a dome of meringue. Another day in paradise.Here's to you my dear departed one. Smiles for you today.

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