Jake at Time after Time has a Sunday Post Challenge and every week he provides a theme…this week’s theme is PLEASURE.
Life is filled with pleasures…watching a sunset, dancing in the moonlight on a summer evening, completing a difficult project successfully, carving out a chunk of time so that you can read a great book, riding in a convertible with the top down (as long as the weather is pleasant)…the list can go on and on.
For me, the greatest pleasure is spending time with my loved ones.
But food is also one of life’s pleasures…that’s probably why cooking shows are so popular on TV. Each of us has our own particular favorites. For me, ice-cream tops the list. I must admit that EVERY night I have a small bowl of ice-cream…and my dear sweet husband makes sure that the freezer has at least four or five exotic varieties so that I will never be without…here’s a look at what’s in our freezer right now: Denali Extreme Moose Tracks, Black Raspberry Chocolate, Italian Café Tiramisu, Chocolate Ganache, French Silk and Rocky Road. Do you notice that each has chocolate in it…that is not by accident, you can be sure! It’s a good thing we have a good-size freezer…honestly, we do have “real” food in there also!
This love that I have for ice-cream is probably a carry-over from childhood, as are many of the things most of us like or dislike. If you haven’t seen the poem I wrote (it won second place!) that addresses the topic of overcoming childhood fears, you can go to: Marylin Warner: Things I Want To Tell My Mother: February Poetry Contest Winners.
Ice-cream has always been a part of my life. My dad loved ice-cream…Friday night was shopping night (I guess Thursday was payday) and my sister and I were allowed to stay up until he came home from the store…there was always a box of ice-cream sandwiches or pops, and we were allowed to have one as a treat. And on summer evenings, when the ice-cream truck rolled down the street, playing that calliope melody, my dad would always ask us, “What do you girls want?” Those are memories worth holding on to.
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