Pink & Puzzled: A Coral Choral Parable

12/27/2020 12:00 AM

An original parable by Thomas L. DeBusk

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The sign said, "Mellow 'D'-Free Mocha". Flat-footed, one-note Johnny wobbled into the four-walled coffee shop. Inside, dressed in a pink warm-up suit, a rarely-seen, athletically dressed barista cranked out carefully measured cups of harsh black coffee at precisely paced intervals for customer after customer…except for Johnny. Spotting a hip-hop tag on her turned-up collar, Johnny stammered erratically: "why's a gal named Harmony in a lovely coral warm-up suit marking time for...for...in a suite-free zone like this if not to serve noted treats? Ignoring Johnny's impossibly irregular form, Harmony maintained her magically enchanting motions.


Thoroughly frustrated, Johnny blurted off-beat, "what's a guy gotta do to get a free mellow mocha around here?" Johnny’s speech clashed with Harmony's peace. She pointed out, quite precisely, that mellow “D”-free mocha isn’t free mellow mocha. Johnny left without a beat—or a cocoa mocha. Sadly, he never realized the root of the problem: Harmony just doesn't work right without Mellow "D" a reliable interval away.

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