…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menoxicated [men-oxy-kated]; the condition of being under the influence.

Now don't get all iffy on me.  Nary a naughty drop has passed these lips -( if you're used to thinking a schooner of liquid amber and the like).

On the other hand, there is a liquid amber of which I dream.  Well it can be liquid.  Can be solid.  Or somewhere in between.  I speak, Dear Reader, of the Majesty of the Mango.  That too, the rippling, dripping, sweet and succulent Indian varieties.  Once tasted, spoiled for all the rest.  (Sorry OZ).

I had the temerity, once, to claim I had overcome mangoholism.    It can be beat.  I know, because I have done it.  That is, until the season starts.  Now this season is here and the twitching has begun.

If there is even a whiff of mango on the air, my nose is after it like any bloodhound's. Our ashram trees, of which there are many and of differing varieties, have yet to yield their crop.  However, in the markets, the early growers are out and about and charging a good price for those needy enough to pay.  That would include me. 

How to describe the taste?  That's like trying to describe God.  It's as individual as the experiencer.  But I can tell you this.  Something close to ecstasy happens.

I leave you with the picture.


  1. Oh, yes, the magical mango. The amazing taste, and the beautiful perfume of it on the air...
    I have never been able to cut one as shown in your photo, although I've watched it being done, and tried to do it. Ah well, it isn't looks I'm after, it's taste!

  2. Mango, makes a man go. Love mangoes. Had my fair share of Kensington and calypso's this summer.

  3. Hari OM
    Kay - ssluurrpy! Oh I can do all sorts of cheffy things for piccies. But behind the lens it's into the sink and suck that baby dry..*8-0>

    Mahal - go the Kensington. Calypso - not so hot. Each to their own. :-7


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