By Sam Sifton

Good morning. Nicole Taylor wrote about watermelon for The Times this week, and when I was finished reading her piece I went to the market and got one of those globe watermelons that sit in the huge cardboard box at the front of the store and put it in the refrigerator to chill. Nicole’s article was about good watermelons — heritage watermelons, black-seeded and sweet — and mine was just a commodity watermelon, but no matter: It was my first of the season, and I was looking forward to it.

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