“What does it feel like to crave chocolate?”
I’m a little bit mortified to admit it, but my wife actually asked me this recently.
When somebody asks this kind of a question, it tells you a lot. Don’t get me wrong—Laura is a wonderful person. But she has one congenital defect and that’s an obvious lack of a chocolate gene.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t really explain to her what it feels like to crave chocolate. Perhaps other chocolate fanatics out there can empathize with me. It’s just a fact of life for us. It just is. It’s like telling a blind person what “blue” looks like. You just can’t do it.
I’ll share another conversation I had with Laura many years ago. Again, this one was equally mortifying:
Dan: “What kind of chocolate do you like?”
Laura: “Um, I like vanilla.”
I was speechless (for once!). Vanilla? What is that? Could it ever work between us?
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