Life Gave Me Fifteen Lemons
April 23, 2019 8:18 PM   Subscribe

Life Gave Me Fifteen Lemons
I have a friend who I've known since junior high who now lives in California. Her brother died a few months ago, not super surprising but those things are never easy. Randomly some time after that, a box from her appeared at my post office FILLED with lemons. No note other than "You know what to do." I did not, in fact, know what to do, but I made some wild guesses and had a fun time doing it. I wrote this entirely true illustrated essay about what I did because I thought it might cheer her up.
Role: writer, photographer, cook, sculptor
posted by jessamyn (5 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by rangefinder 1.4 on April 23, 2019: Life Gave Me Fifteen Lemons

The tardigrade! Loved this.
posted by ellieBOA at 10:52 PM on April 23, 2019 [1 favorite]

because I thought it might cheer her up.

Who knew that a post about lemons would get me dangerously close to verklempt? A thoughtful piece, and thank you for sharing it. I wanted to share it some more, so - posted to MeFi!
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 11:24 PM on April 23, 2019 [3 favorites]

Awe... and I'd have just tried to figure out how to make real lemonade, lol.
posted by stormyteal at 11:33 PM on April 23, 2019 [1 favorite]

This is so delightful!
posted by xingcat at 6:34 AM on April 26, 2019 [1 favorite]

I am craving lemon-flavored things now.
posted by sarcasticah at 1:55 PM on May 31, 2019

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