Starry Eyed Surprise

“We’re all damaged in our own way. Nobody’s perfect. I think we are all somewhat screwy, every single one of us.” -Johnny Depp

The Eating of a Big Star Bar

Filed under: Uncategorized — Taylor at 4:05 pm on Thursday, August 30, 2012

It doesn’t matter if you are 7, 19, 34 or 67 if someone hands you ice cream than you are excited. Tearing into an ice cream wrapper is like opening presents on Christmas morning, it is not a graceful movement. It is more animal than human, your instincts kick in and that wrapper is standing between you and your sweet tooth. Once you get the wrapper off you pause before you take a bite to take in what you are about to devour. A Big Star Bar is vanilla ice cream concealed by a covering of milk chocolate. If it has been out of the freezer for more than a few seconds, you can generally start seeing beads of condensation dripping down the chocolate. Now it is time to take your first pleasurable bite. You sink your teeth into this delicious morsel and your senses are overwhelmed. The first thing that reaches your senses is the crunch of the chocolate, the chocolate is cold and sweet. The next part is my favorite, the vanilla. After you get through the chocolate you start tasting the vanilla; it is silky, smooth on your tongue. Obviously it melts in your mouth, but with it being vanilla ice cream it makes it that much better. Each bite is better than the last. Once you get to the end of your delectable morsel you realize that you have eaten it way faster than you planned. The last bite is savored, like it’s the last bite of ice cream you will ever take. Finally, your Big Star Bar is gone and sorrow overcomes you.

1 Comment



September 4, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

Good Christmas metaphor, Taylor. The animal urge is also nice. Good verb – Concealed.

Beads of condensation is nicely concrete. You’re the only one to include that. Good use of sensory detail throughout

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