June 22, 2003 12:41 | Bits

Close your eyes

She closed her eyes as the unagi passed her lips, into her mouth.
- "Mmmmmm" she let out.
- "What did you see?" I askd as her moment ended.
- "What did I see?"
- "Yes, what did you see? As you closed your eyes and said 'Mmmmm'? Where did the eel take you?"

I was eager to hear how she would answer, her english skills being still very young. How would she communicate such an experience in a language so foreign to her mind?

- "Nothing..."
- "Nothing?!"
- "No... well..."
- "Yes?"
- "If I tell you, it won't be the same."

I picked up my piece, dipped it in the soya, opened my mouth... and closed my eyes...