31/F/Peekskill, NY ~ classical flutist ~ chocolatier ~ INFJ ~ artist ~ writer ~
I write poems to shine light on the little beauties in life, and sometimes the strugglesome things too. Light and darkness both. 5 followers / 579 words
Real life love is not like fairy tale love. It does not absolve a person of their responsibilities, their cares, their troubles. It doesn't make it so that nothing bad ever happens. And it isn't often romantic.
Giddy-eyed passion inseparable is replaced by an ever-deepening friendship of two independent people. Love solves no problems. It only makes life richer and more complicated.
I took two totems and held them to myself one in my right pocket and one in my left for clenching tight in reminder while walking about of what's really important
a brass bull keychain strung to the keys that opened my home and made it mine for prosperity and material health and weighing down to the ground and a little hunk of lapis lazuli speckled through with golden glitters
for keeping bright blue and buoyant my spirit
the bull broke off its chain and left a dangling void a superfluous jangle wiggling on old keys turned in to an old landlord
the stone slipped out of my jacket pocket in a cab to the airport to a plane to the other side of the world
now of my totems but a short refrain and a memory's glitter remain
It is perhaps naive to believe in totems. To believe that one can will something into existence just by imbuing an object with its representation. If a brain, if a life do not want to hold those things yet, then the totems will simply slip out of one's pocket, forgotten.
Cacao trees are spectacularly beautiful. They love the humid, mountainous air near the equator, and the regular washings of rain.
Nestled in the understory of bigger forest trees, they sprout these colourful, magical pods out of their trunks and drape them over with big, shady leaves. It’s truly other-worldly.
Only fitting for the most magical food on earth!
And the intricate process of coaxing their bitter seeds into luxurious chocolate is a great marvel of modern industrialism. From harvesting, fermenting and drying the beans to roasting, conching, sweetening and tempering, chocolate has become a true labor of love.