Tuesday, September 16, 2008

False promises

After arriving home from putting Taffi to sleep, my family sat down together and my dad passed around pieces of dark chocolate. It seemed like the very type of occasion dark chocolate was made for. The chocolate was Dove, and inside each foil wrapper is a "Dove Promise" (an uplifting maxim or aphorism). My dad unwrapped his chocolate and began to simultaneously laugh and cry.

"What does it say?" I asked.

"Embrace life."

While we laughed at the irony, I looked down and read my own out loud, "Life may change us, but we start and end with family."

"Man, I got gypped!" said my sister. "Mine just says 'Dove Pure Silk Chocolate.'"

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