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In front of me sits an apple, which has been dipped in caramel, covered with chocolate cookie crumbs, and spattered with melted chocolate on top of that. It was a gift from a friend, which automatically confuses things. On the one hand, I'd like to put it on a shelf and remember them whenever I glance at it. But on the other hand, it's food. If it doesn't complete it's intended purpose, it will degrade into something undesirable, perhaps taking my shelf with it. Surely, that's not what my friend intended. But I'm loathe to destroy a thing of beauty just to satisfy some momentary pleasure. And yet, we've already established such beauty is fleeting. I'd be doing a disservice by not appreciating it to the fullest. So, that settles it. The call of duty will not go unheeded.

...they couldn't have dipped it in bronze instead of caramel?

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celovires
Jan. 10th, 2002 08:38 am (UTC)
And did the beauty carry over to the taste? :-)
self
Jan. 11th, 2002 05:07 pm (UTC)
You can't really draw a direct analogy between two senses, and yet I'll admit I was guilty of doing so. Visually, I saw mostly chocolate in the shape of an apple. Biting into it, I discovered mostly apple. And yet, it was the caramel between there that dominated wherever it was to be found. Sharp contrasts of sweet and bitter. Not at all what the skin-deep assessment promised, but infinitely more enriching. So, yes, the transformed experience was defitely a worthy trade-off for what I had before.

Or in layman's terms: Yum.
celovires
Jan. 11th, 2002 06:24 pm (UTC)
As the old saying goes you can't judge a book by its cover...cliche but true...glad you enjoyed your apple. :-)
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