Valentines Day: The day to celebrate the joy of being in love…unless you’re single, then it’s the day to eat chocolate. And you gotta admit, that’s not a bad fallback!
But now, let me catch myself. Yes, I admit I do have an abnormally ardent affection for a certain confection, but that is not what I came here to write about; because–honestly and truthfully–chocolate isn’t the only thing I care about.
Reading and writing (yes, I left the “arithmetic” out for good reason!), for instance, are two things I absolutely love. Now, a rainy day, a comfy couch, a good book, and a cup of hot cocoa; that’s perfection. Not to mention, I can work through just about any writers’ block with a bar of chocolate…but I digress.
The outdoors is another of my loves. Preferably in the mountains, where even the smallest tree reaches far above my little red head, up into the blue, blue sky. Which sky, depending on the season of the year and the time of day, I can gaze up into and see birds soaring, lazy clouds floating, rain pouring, snow falling, or my favorite: millions and millions of stars shining through the darkness left by the sun’s setting.
And you know, it’s on little trees in tropical places that the cacao bean grows, and we all know what comes from the cacao bean…
Oh, I can’t forget Eddy, my bass! If there ever was a connection between musician and instrument, it could be found between my Eddy and me. He’s got my heart and, I have to admit, I’ve got a way of pulling at his heart‘strings’. I know, that was bad, but you laughed, didn’t you. Okay, and is it just me, or has anyone else noticed how his wood is that perfect shade of delectable, dark chocolate? Just me? I thought so.
Fine, so, I’m still just as much of a chocolate freak as you thought I was, but I do love so many other things in life! The ole’ saying says it perfectly: “All you need is love…but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!”