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Here By Glimpses Known

The Egyptian answer to the ice cream truck*:

cotton candy

Cotton candy (and balloon) vendor.  That is a kazoo-like horn at his lips, and he blows it while walking the streets, usually around the time school lets out, alerting those with a sweet tooth that he is in the vicinity.

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*  Actually there are ice cream carts here. I need to get a pic of one; they are quite decorative, usually in the form of a swan-like bird.  Don't ask me why.

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asakiyume
Nov. 12th, 2014 09:08 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I don't believe it: Cotton candy features in my current story :-)

I love cotton candy--like eating sunset clouds.
mnfaure
Nov. 13th, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
Story and life overlap, like they did when I posted about armadillos and Lisa said she had armadillos in her MS. :D

Purrrrrfect cloud icon.
frigg
Nov. 12th, 2014 10:52 pm (UTC)
It's been ages (years) since I had cotton candy. Could eat some now. :p
mnfaure
Nov. 13th, 2014 08:22 pm (UTC)
I tasted some, um, a couple of weeks before Junebug was born because Sprout had some. :P
khiemtran
Nov. 13th, 2014 08:23 am (UTC)
Hmm. I wonder if the sound of the kazoo horn is something that will take Egyptians back instantly back to their school days in Cairo, no matter where they are...
mnfaure
Nov. 13th, 2014 08:19 pm (UTC)
yeah, not as melodious as an ice cream truck jingle but probably just as evocative. :P
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