Monday, November 19, 2007

Chocolate Stripes

A little festive. Just a hint. Holidays are upon us. When I walked into Whole Foods yesterday,it was glaringly clear... the holidays are here. While buying a few supplies at Office Depot I bought scissors with snowflakes printed on the blue handles and two big rolls of Scotch tape.The theory is these will stay with the gift wrapping box. No, I haven't been shopping, but I feel more prepared. And I am gathering clues for gifts. We watched Polar Express Saturday night. Somehow there I was. Remembering the anticipation, the wondering and the joy. The mystery and the fun. So I have to applaud chef on this, his chocolate stripes on a playful fruit tart. I think he remembers the whispers, the giggles, the waiting endlessly. Thank you for this little start. It is those small moments after all. The ones, you know them, that give us a smile. That make our shoulders go down an inch as we hustle and bustle away. It is always important, very useful even, to take a moment to play. To lie back and anticipate a wee bit of magic. That's my plan anyway.


WendyB said...

Delicious as always.

tongue in cheek said...

a simple lace of chocolate. A perfect detail Janice!