Eat Mangoes Naked but with it’s colorful artwork on the cover, it’s unusual printed pages and the author’s name: SARK. I was intrigued. Underneath the title is a byline “Finding Pleasure Everywhere and Dancing with the Pits!” I couldn’t resist that!
There’s a section at the beginning called ‘Perspectives of Pleasure.’ Interesting. Noticing JOY in the tiniest of places and magnifying it. Here’s a few unexpected places where Joy found me:
– the company of my daughter and her friend while going to the dermatologist
– the exotic, heady perfume of the frangipani tree we walk by every single day from the kitchen door to the car
– the vast and oh, so beautiful array of all the shades, colors and types of fabrics I experienced in the souq
This “exercise,” for want of a better word made me realize how much I take for granted and doing what that old cliche tells us. “Stop and smell the roses.” In my case, the frangipani, jasmine and henna tree.