Ice Cream

You don’t really know how much you miss something until you experience it for the first time in years. It is easy to fall into a routine; do the same things, go to the same places, eat the same foods. It is what it is, and you’re OK with that. But then you have something that you haven’t had in such a long time, and it’s good. It’s really good.

Take a hot fudge sundae. You’ve been so good for so many years eating plain old frozen yogurt because it’s a little healthier and that’s what you should have. One day when you’re out with a friend the temptation is there. You can’t help yourself and you order the sundae. You know you shouldn’t but you just feel like you need it. Then that’s it. It’s there on the table in front of you and you dig in like your life depended on it.

The whole time you’re eating it you can’t stop thinking about how great it tastes. It’s more than just ice cream. It’s everything. It’s the different tastes and the way it feels in your mouth. It is so good it gives you goosebumps. Then you realize just how much you missed eating sundaes.

When it’s all said and done and the dish is empty you may feel a bit guilty, but you rationalize that it was just that one sundae. You have frozen yogurt in your freezer at home and it’s just as good. But the next night you’re eating that frozen yogurt and all you can think of is that damn sundae. That huge scoop of creamy chocolate ice cream, the hot gooey fudge and that large mound of melt-in-your-mouth whipped cream.

You were just fine with your frozen yogurt until you tasted something else. Now you miss it. You miss how comforting it made you feel. That sundae is all you can think about.

It’s just like that song that gets stuck in your head for days.

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