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Topic: BLUE (11/09/17)
- TITLE: What does blue taste like?
By Mike Hill
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Licking his fingers, Mark suddenly blurts out, “Say, Scott, what does blue taste like?”
Almost falling off the stump because of the unexpected question, Scott sat dumbfounded for a second or two. Suddenly he whistled and called out, “Hey Blue, come here boy.” Wagging his tail, Blue arrived, expectantly and hopeful that the boys would throw him some scraps. “Say, Blue what do you taste like?”
“Aww go on! Seriously, haven’t you ever wondered what the color blue tastes like?"
“Can’t say I have. What brought about the question? Ain’t the s’mores good enough for you? Besides, do you actually want blue-colored food?”
“This morning I was chewing on gum. It was blue, and it tasted like peppermint – that’s what the package said.”
“So – blue tastes like peppermint. I can deal with that.”
Mark scratched his head. “Last weekend, when we went to the ice cream store, I saw peppermint ice cream – it was pink! And then I went down to the other end of the cooler, and there was mint-chocolate chip, and it was green! And the other day when Mom took us to the Sonic, that blue drink she had, tasted like coconut. And we all know about blue cheese and how it tastes like something Blue threw up. I’m so confused!”
“I don’t get you! You’re thinking so much it’s making my head hurt!”
“Would the taste of blue be like the color blue?”
“In what way? I ate a blue crayon once, and it tasted like wax.”
Mark looked up. “If it was daytime, what would you see besides the sun and clouds?”
“The sky is blue, but if you capture some in a glass box – it’s not blue. What happened to the blue?”
“Well, I dunno.”
“What if the taste of blue is something like that? There is a taste, but when you capture a mouthful – there’s no taste.”
“Dude! What was in your milk this morning? Did you have a bad dream or something? Mrs. Mitchell said we have tastes buds on our tongues and they can only taste: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and savory. No mention of colors.”
“But wouldn’t it be great if we did have color taste buds? “
“Imagine getting a big heaping tablespoon of blue and then stuffing it in your mouth.”
“Ok, our tongue would turn blue? Big deal!”
“But what if blue had a taste. Bear with me Scott; I live in the middle of nowhere so I hafta dream.”
“Throw me another marshmallow, Mark.”
“Remember how we felt when we got to ride in Dad’s '64 1/2 Mustang? It was Caspian Blue! What a rush! What if blue tasted that good?”
“I ain’t licking a car?”
“Use your imagination. What if blue was a French code word for really yummy chocolate?”
“Ummm, go on!”
“What if it tasted like an ocean breeze or the morning dew? Or the rain on your face? Could it be as good as the first breath of the day when momma’s cooking bacon? How about it tasting like cotton candy?”
“Yeh, but, what if it tasted like green with a tad of yellow added? Like Comet with mustard!”
“You’re spoiling my dream.”
“What if it tastes like the toilet bowl water at Aunt Polly’s house? Whew, that stuff stinks!”
“Ok, wiseguy, you make me want to choke a Smurf! I want blue to taste like granny’s blueberry pie. You put a spoonful of that in my mouth, and I can’t stop!”
“Oh yeh! Agreed! You do know blue is in the Bible?”
Mark licked his fingers again. “Really? As in the Blue Monk Group eating only clean blue food?”
“Stop...now it’s you being silly! "
“But blue makes me happy – lots better than pink.”
“In the Bible, blue is pretty special!”
“In the Old Testament blue is the color of yarn and thread they made into the cloth, clothing, and curtains used to worship God."
“What about the NewTestament?”
“Only once – in Revelation!”
“Oh, you mean John’s Crazy Dream! Quick, give me more s’mores stuff!”
“Slow down, remember that hurrying and impatience is the mark of an amateur!”
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