It’s 11:45 on a Wednesday morning. I’m a couple of hours out from breakfast, and not quite to lunch, and I’ve just remembered the flat gold box stashed behind a stack of files in my workspace. The top of the box is embossed with a single, fancy-scripted word: Lindt.
Maybe that’s not a word, precisely. Maybe it’s a name. Whatever it is, on mornings like this it embodies all that is good in the world.
The box safeguards a gold foil tray with small, round compartments perfectly fitted to an assortment of truffles, with a brown and white paper cushion laid lightly on top. There is no chocolate-eater’s road map.
Yes, Lindt truffles. A fancier version of the wholesaler’s case of 100 in blue wrappers my son gave me for Christmas. Around that time he coincidentally began a ritual of daily visits to my office, assuming as diminutive a pose as a nearly 7-foot tall hulking 18-year-old can muster, hands folded at his waist and asking, “Do you happen to have, you know, any chocolate?” I should say that despite the number of men who say they “just aren’t that into chocolate, ” 100 truffles last a remarkably short time in a household full of men.
Accordingly, the Lindt box is hidden away out of sight. Even I forget it for weeks at a time.
There are nine truffles left in the exquisite gold box.
I mean, eight.
You would blame me for this?
Our Sweet Bloggers project has officially ended, but our faithful WordCandy bloggers are still lifting savory truffles from the gold foil box, posting beautiful quotes on their sites, Twitter, and Facebook.
Here’s what a few had to say:
I’ve been waiting for the perfect words to go with Lyla’s Lemons and of course with all the great additions and updates I knew I would… and I did! So Pucker up! I’ve learned sometimes you just have to be ready to make Lemonade at a moment’s notice! — Donna Falcone
The sweets keep coming, always something fresh to share. — Karin Fendick
Please don’t ever make a low-calorie version. — Sheila Lagrand
Be sure to stop by and sample these delectable sweet treats:
Diana Trautwein — It’s WordCandy Time
Leah JamieLynn — Never More
Elizabeth Marshall — Whisper a Pink Amen
Donna Falcone — Transformation
Michelle DeRusha — A Little WordCandy for You
Karin Fendick — Something Creative
Heather Truett — Narrow Darkness
Sheila Lagrand — Homecoming
If we missed you, please drop a link to your post in the comments. Visit WordCandy.me for beautiful quotes on photo cards and sample some of our Creative Genius Caramels and Shakespeare Truffles. For quick candies on the run, stop by WordCandy on Tumblr.
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