smell it in the air,taste it on my palate, hear it in the depths of my soul.I can
It's time for the...
END OF LENT CHOC HAUL.
Right, I'll briefly set the scene...
Perhaps that sounds normal/ uninspiring/ simple to you? If so, you need to shut down this page and leave.
Chocolate is magical.
Chocolate is healing.
Chocolate is a reason to live.
Maybe you've had an awful break up , you're stressed, hurting and shaken-
Who dotingly heals and soothes the pain?
Perhaps you're at a dull meeting, it's unproductive,awkward and stuffy-
-Who coats biscuits, travels into your body and sparks ideas into life, stirs creativity and induces smiles ?
What about an important race that you don't think you can withstand/stomach-
Yeah that's right- we're all forgetting just how helpful our CHOC chum is. I think we all need to have a little think about our neglectful behaviour. We need to start showing our appreciation.
So next time you tear open a soft and crumbling choc bar, or pop open a tub of creamy, rich choc ice cream or settle down to a scrumptious hot chocolaty dessert- I urge you say thank you. No don't you snort or laugh at the absurdity- I'm being deadly serious.
I urge you to lean down and whisper tenderly to your sweet treat ''Thank-you''. And say it with meaning.
The road has been long...
So, to return after my chocolate tangent there- Lent has been tough this year. Yes it's a season of sacrifice, reconciliation and key for spiritual nourishment- but there's no denying life without choc is excruciating. Worst of all, is that you realize just.how.much of it there is cuddling our daily life. It's inescapable...
.. Billboards line up along my bus route to and from school, teasing me with the newest dazzling and delicious treats on the market.
But all is rewarded...
Because nothing, absolutely nothing, comes close to the REUNION.
Every Easter Saturday we head out to the supermarket and spend ridiculous amounts on pure, unadulterated chocolate.
The cashiers face is priceless.
This moment alone , is a reason for living.
Well today will see us embark on the 2011 CHOC HAUL. I don't know how much we'll get, or where we'll get it from but I do know one thing for sure...
It's going to be delicious.