The subject of the email is: Avocados.
The body of the email is short, bare-bones: “We will be bringing four (4) ripe avocados. Love you.”
The origin of this critical communique is my father. The concern is guacamole, to be made for a lunch at my house when he and my mother come to town, an event set to occur three weeks from the day of sending. It’s so simple, and yet, I have so many questions.