Monday, December 11, 2006

nothing and everything

Have you ever been frightened by your own desire for something, because you knew it left you vulnerable? Have you ever gotten what you wanted and found that it exceeded your expectations? Have you ever been in a situation so perfect that in the back of your mind, you're terrified you'll wake up? That you figure it must've been a mistake, because you haven't been all that good in this life, much less the previous, and pretty soon the universe is going to up and sweep it all away?

Seriously--these Peppermint Bark candies are that good.

And the boy's not bad, either.


Anonymous said...

You are a child of the Universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should.
-from "Desiderata" by Max Ehrmann.

Lo these fifty-two years ago, that single ounce of candy would have meant thirty hours of work for the kid that I was then. It looks rich enough to have the calories to keep a kid going for all that time.

Holly said...

Yea verily, these things are expensive. They retailed for $1.29 where I purchased mine, but that's plenty steep.

Anonymous said...

It's been a month since we last heard from Trace. Has the mail train been robbed? I thought the James gang was out of business by 1880.