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Delicacy, by Leonor Henríquez

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When someone says that a dessert is too sweet, I always think to myself: well… and isn’t that the “reason why” of a dessert?

I personally think the sweeter a dessert, or life, the better.

Yesterday, particularly, I was stuffed with a delicious bag of sugar.

Luckily, I had already complied with my daily diet of eight apples, I explain at the end what it is about.

This sweetness that I met yesterday really has like a million calories, a real delicacy.

His name is Mango.

My mom used to cook mangoes in every possible way, in jelly, milkshake, jam.

This one is not to be cooked, it is furry, playful and has sharp teeth.

Mango is an eight-week-old puppy, my new four-legged grandson.

I met him yesterday. We ate each other with kisses and nibbles. I think he liked me.

What a beautiful way to sweeten life!

Welcome to our Mango delicacy.

And as I promised, I leave you with the diet of eight apples: they are neither green nor red, you have to run them…. (or walk them at least)

(Note: An apple in Spanish, apart from the fruit, is the equivalent of a block).

www.atril .press Leonor Henríquez e1670869356570

Leonor Henríquez (Caracas, Venezuela) Civil Engineer by training (UCAB 1985), writer and apprentice poet by vocation. From her time in engineering emerged her Office Stories (1997), another way of seeing the corporate world. Her latest publications include reflections on grief, Hopecrumbs (2020) ( and “The Adventures of Chispita” (2021) ( an allegory of life inside Mom’s belly.
Today she shares her “impulsive meditations” from Calgary, Canada, where she lives.

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