Friday, October 23, 2009

Do you have White Chocolate Moments?

I was reading a book last night (when I should have been grading, but let's not get into that now.) White Chocolate Moments is a modern day fiction story set in Chicago. The main character, Arcineh, has a pretty rough life. She's very wealthy, well her parents and grandfather are, but the author does a great job of portraying how money does not = happiness.

One day, when she's about 11 years old and having a rough moment, she has the opportunity to taste white chocolate for the first time. She loves it. It immediately relaxes her, calms her down and she can look at life a little differently. White chocolate then becomes a theme throughout the book. The story spans many years. She makes some life choices and other life choices are made for her, but when she's having a particularly rough day, she goes looking for some white chocolate.

Do you have something like that? Maybe it's not a food, but something that can relax you immediately?

I've been trying to think and I don't think I do. At least not an immediate. I love chocolate and peanut butter together, but it doesn't relax me. I enjoy spending quality one on one time with friends, but it takes some time for me to unwind. A margarita is great, but I usually have those in a loud setting and loud settings aren't relaxing for me. I enjoy a clean house and sometimes working with my hands helps me breathe a little easier and work away that stress.

I'm rambling now.

What are your thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. I'm more of a "leave me alone and let me de-stress by myself" kind of girl. Being around people when I'm stressed makes me more stressed because I'm trying not to bring down the mood of the group with my stressing out. I prefer to be left alone (which makes me a good candidate for singlehood...wait...), but a great shoulder to put my head on does long as the person doesn't talk for a while. :-)