I broke down yesterday and bought chocolate.
It was an extra-large Hershey’s Symphony bar, and as I unwrapped it to divvy it up among family members, the rectangles caught my toddler’s attention.
“Ta-cat win-now. Ta-cat win-now.” He pointed at the chocolate and said those words over and over, until I finally understood what he was seeing.
“Yes, those are chocolate windows. You can have one, two, three of them.”
He climbed into his booster seat and counted his pieces of chocolate with me. After that, he was too busy eating and smearing melted chocolate over the table top to pay much attention to me.
I ate my chocolate, too, but I saw it in a different way. An ordinary treat had become magical, simply because it was now full of windows.
It was dark glass, to be sure, and delicious…and it tossed my thoughts across the phrase “for now we…
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