Posts Tagged ‘Kirsten Anderson’

There are many things I haven’t done in life. I’ve never been to California. I’ve never been skydiving, or scuba diving, or even snorkeling. I’ve never been on a date, kissed anyone or had sex.

I know, you’re thinking, “What is UP with you and California?”

Well, we can get to that later. For now, though — about that no date-kiss-sex thing.


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One summer day, about two years ago, I stopped at a grocery store, intending to buy … what, exactly, I don’t remember. But I do remember walking by the vegetables at the front of the store, where my attention was drawn to one particular eggplant, balanced precariously on top of a pyramid of aubergines. It was smallish, more purple than black. I picked it up and saw its distinguishing feature: a small bump protruding from its center that looked exactly like a nose. I held it up to the light — with its stem and cap perched at a rakish angle, it looked for all the world like a jaunty, beret-wearing French artiste.

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