I Heart You

18 Jan

It is mid-January and we all know what that means: the winter blues, blinding snowstorms, frigid temperatures, searing credit card bills, tedious diets, MLK day, I Have A Dream, football, and – of course – chocolate.

Did someone say “chocolate?” Yes, chocolate! Kiss me quick!

My lips to yours!

The Valentine’s Day chocolate, wrapped flamboyantly in all of its heart-shaped, ruby red glory is on full frontal display NOW in every retail store in America.

And not a moment too soon. The collective holiday cheer and goodwill has worn off like the crotches of our faded blue jeans.  We need sweetness. We need love. We need romance. We need chocolate!

Welcome you cocky Cupid-cooing boxes of cocao creams.

Seduce us with your curly velvet bows and sexy see-through cellophane slips.

Bring it on, smooth, juicy cherries and succulent berries dripping in it.

So what if the clearance rack of dusty chocolate marshmallow Santas and forlorn Christmas reindeer sit nearby begging for someone to rescue them from their inevitable fate in the back alley dumpster?

V-Day Godiva is here.  People salivate at the word “Godiva” not because they are aroused by the image of a callow nude beauty on a studly horse – but because their taste buds anticipate the luxurious rush of cocoa lust.

Milk, white and dark.  Nuts, no nuts. “Love, luv, luff, heart” them all back. Especially dark chocolate. You need those delicious antioxidants. Doctor’s orders!

Here’s a link to a great article by Brianne Carlon Media on “Hearty Healthy Chocolate” http://briannecarlon.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/hearty-healthy-chocolate/

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8 Responses to “I Heart You”

  1. BrianneCarlonMedia January 18, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    Great post! Everyone needs a heart-shaped box of chocolate!

    • BARB BEST January 19, 2011 at 10:38 am #

      Thanks, Brianne. I agree – so profound!

  2. Barbara January 18, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    The pictures alone make my heart pound dangerously. Chocolate is like nectar of the gods to writers sitting lonely at their computers day after day with nothing but empty words filling the void of scent and taste.
    Awesome lines by the way: ” Welcome you cocky Cupid-cooing boxes of cocao creams.
    Seduce us with your curly velvet bows and sexy see-through cellophane slips.”
    Pure creamy brilliance!

    • BARB BEST January 19, 2011 at 10:55 am #

      Aw, shucks, thanks Barbara. I’m blushing (it may be the dark chocolate espresso beans…) We are kindred souls!

  3. Julie Isaac January 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    What a fabulous post filled with lots of luscious language and scrumptious photos. I reaching for a tasty treat, right now!

    • BARB BEST January 20, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

      Thank you much Julie, your delicious phrase “luscious language” is sweet!

  4. Dawn@Lighten Up! January 21, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    The doctor says? Well then! Sign me the H. up!
    Love the sexy words and imager, HaBarb!

    • BARB BEST January 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

      Thanks Dawn! Take two truffles and call me in the a.m.

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