OT: cascading chocolate-fountains
- Curtailing one's outer sugar-intake while increasing one's inner
sweetness-metre is trying at the best of times -- especially when
faced with a chocalate fountain within walking distance -- sheets of
pure liquid cocoa delight cascading downwards in multiple tiers over
perfect ovoid shapes, desperate photographs jostling for the best
angle -- with cups close at hand for the easy taking, but thankfully
with a price!
Balance must rule in the precarious world of dieting: as Sri Chinmoy
comments "We need perfect balance in order to achieve real
satisfaction". There is no harm in dipping into the promised delights
of the chocalate-fountain on occasion, but just not everyday! But at
this point we are not talking every day, we are talking hourly!
I am praying to Goddess Saraswati for the wisdom of restraint while
simultanesouly offering gratitude to Goddess Lakshmi for creating
chocolate-fountains and placing them in our happy childlike midst.
This reminds me of Tooriya's mother (my grandmother), who was a
disciplinarian of the first water. Until her early 90's she sternly
refused all offers of cocoa treats -- then suddenly, when she would go
mysteriously missing from her room, we would find her in the distant
kitchen, happily devouring chocolate after chocolate, face beaming and
eyes twinkling, the picture of pure ecstasy. After 90 years of extreme
self-control, she was long overdue for a little balance!
Best of luck to everyone facing the same cruel dilemma -- to chocolate
or not to chocolate -- weekly, daily or hourly?!