Saturday, September 19, 2009

Where My Love For Chocolate Came From

A simple candy wrapper. Most people would have thrown it out, I would too except this one held a memory for me that I didn't want to forget. She was my first love, the first to hold my heart in her hands and when I was with her, the world just floated away.

It was our last night before we left for college and it would be the last night of our romance, we both knew it, but we were leaving that unsaid, and now it was time to say goodnight. I pulled up to the curb in front of her house, as I turned to kiss her goodnight she pulled a Hershey's kiss from her purse. I watched as she slowly unwrapped it, trying hard not to tear the silvery wrapper and then she laid it out flat on the dashboard. She then put the kiss between her lips and after letting it slowly melt in her mouth, she gave me a sweet chocolaty goodbye kiss. Without a word she got out of the car and ran inside, leaving my class ring on my car's console.

No, I won't throw this wrapper away, instead of wrapping itself around a piece of candy, it wraps a sweet memory.

6 comments:

Linda Yezak said...

What a sweet scene of adolescent love! Did it actually happen or did it come out of that romantic brain of yours?

Walk said...

Why my dear Linda, I wouldn't kiss and tell. :>)

darksculptures said...

Either way, truth or fiction, this is very nicely done.

Shaddy said...

Your first love certainly knew how to give an unforgettable last kiss! Wow, I hope she continued to use her creativity throughout her life.

Walk said...

Well, my dear friends, I wrote this during Beginning Writer's Workshop for Ann's bricolage assignment in chapter 5. Of all the objects to write about, I picked the candy wrapper and thus, the start of a love for chocolate.

LINDA MCMAKEN said...

Just one more reason, chocolate is the most romantic food on earth!! How lovely Walk! I'll never look at a Hershey's Kiss the same way again.