|The Chocolate From Heaven
Author: Constance St. John PM
When the love of your life has just broken your heart and left you alone with nothing but a writing tablet and a chocolate bar, what do you do? Hmm...Rated: Fiction K - English - Drama/Humor - Words: 477 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 07-31-08 - Status: Complete - id: 2552989
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This is by far the best chocolate I have ever had in my entire life! And believe me; I have had a LOT of chocolate. No one knows chocolate like I do. And THIS is premium, grade-A, spiritually-lifting, accept-no-substitutes, chocolate from Heaven. Silky perfection!
Well… maybe not perfect… but close.
You see, any fool could just go to a candy store, buy a piece of chocolate for a dollar, take five bites, and go on with his life! But… to truly take the time to experience a piece of chocolate—to savor every aspect of it—is an art form that few people will ever master!
I mean, each piece has its own qualities… personally, I like dark chocolate. I don't know why… It just has this sort of… innocence about it… My mom, she likes milk chocolate. You know, she used to be like me, she thought dark was better, but now that she's older, more experienced… She likes the milk chocolate.
There is ONE reason why chocolate is not perfect… People have many reasons for being not perfect, but chocolate has only one: it doesn't last forever. That's it, no other flaws! Ha! You know, that's what's so sad about the guy with the five-bites-chocolate-bar! He doesn't even understand that he's destroying something that he loves! He's just fulfilling a whim! A passing desire! He has a need, he satisfies it, and he moves on! That guy knows that the candy store is going to have another inexpensive piece of chocolate, the next time he has a fleeting desire to vanquish! Chocolate as good as this is WASTED on a man like that! He would devour it in FIVE BITES! He wouldn't have any regard for the amazing opportunity that it is!
You just… have to take your time… small bites… don't rush it, for Gods sake… Even the best chocolate in the world is fleeting. Sometimes… when I have a piece that's really good, like this… I try to make it last a really long time. Because I know, as soon as I take that first bite, it's fate sealed. I mean, sure, I can take small bites and make it last longer, but eventually… I will be left alone… with an empty wrapper. After I finish this piece… I'm not gonna have another one for a really long time… the thought of losing another one would be too much. But… eventually, I'll feel that need again… that desire to be connected… and I'll find myself another great piece of chocolate. Maybe… this time… I'll make it last longer? Maybe this time I won't lose it so fast… maybe… maybe it'll be perfect… maybe it'll last forever...