Thursday, November 13, 2008

Raw Communion: Holy Coconut Water

Close up shot of the 5 litre bottle of natural holy water
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Today my usual coconut vendor wasn't there. He wasn't there on Tuesday either. I hope he's okay. Maybe he's just late or on holiday (although he seems too consistent and hardworking to take holidays).

I was craving noix de coco ('coconuts' in French) though, so I went to the vendor who sells near to the plant place across the road from HiLo. The 5 litre bottle that my vendor sells for $60 is $75 from this other vendor. I bought it anyway, because I wanted it.

While he was cutting nuts, I asked him to also give me some jelly to eat.

He cut the first jelly nut, broke it open and thrust it at me, saying: "Here! Take dis an' eat!"

It sounded like Holy Communion where they give the 'bread' and say: "Take this and eat in remembrance of me."

It is true. I never thought of it that way before. We are partaking in Raw Communion when we eat and drink from the cup of life that is a coconut.

5 comments:

The TriniGourmet said...

cold coconut water is liquid manna fuh meh mout :D :D :D we have some in the fridge and now you made me thirsty :)

Lynn said...

I love coconut meat fresh...raw...
long time no eat...
no vendors on my streets...
must get at grocery store...
What is the US $ equivelant to your $???

Elspeth said...

Yes, TG. Nothing beats a cold one.

Lynn, it's roughly $6.3TT to $1US. Sat $6 to make it easier to work out.

Wuzdescene said...

oh gosh girl ... you makin me feel tuh go get some coconut jelly .... love, love, love!!!

.... interesting perspective too

Francine said...

I really miss coconut water and jelly! Sometime we find it here at the Asian epiceries, brought in from Thailand or Vietnam, but it just isn't the same as the fresh stuff!!