I was waiting for it to mature. I loved the tree from its birth, It was a beautiful surprise! And the mangoes it gave me, Tastiest in the whole wide world! It didn't turn yellow, as most mangoes do, But it ripened into a beautiful dark green fruit. Finally I found one, a few feet above me. I half climbed the tree to pluck it. Washing it under hot tap water, I felt its soft flesh moving under my fingers. I dug my teeth on one side of the fruit, 'Eee ah..! Sour!', captivating sourness filled my mouth. I still wanted more of it and peeled it off completely, And bit on the other side, juices dripping. 'Oh good heavens..! Sweet!', surgery flesh kindled pleasure points of my mouth. I stopped suddenly and mused, 'Is this mango teaching me the subtle essence of life?'