January 24, 2006
Oranges from the sky
This is a picture of oranges. Malta oranges, great favourites in the family. This is a picture of Malta oranges on the chhajja (parapet) outside our dining room window. Those are the cars in our building compound you see, four floors down. I really wanted to take this picture of oranges on our chhajja, because years from now maybe I won't remember them there, or believe how they got there.
They got there because my nearly-two year old daughter clambered onto the dining table, conveniently laden with fruit and just as conveniently close to the window, and proceeded to fling ten Malta oranges from the dining table through the window out onto the chhajja.
Yesterday, my wife went downstairs with a large cloth and our daughter. She held the cloth out while I manoeuvred the oranges through that drainpipe with a long pole. Our daughter hid between her legs, frightened of the fruit falling from the skies, no doubt unaware that she was responsible for said falling in the first place.
The dining table is no longer near the window. The Malta oranges have never tasted better. I plan to fling some out myself.