I may not like chocolate, but I like those little Dove morsels every now and then. My two favorite flavors are milk chocolate and dark chocolate/mint.

More specifically, I love the little sentiments expressed on the interior of the foil wrappers of the little Dove morsels.

They’re not much, really. One of them says something like, “Relaxation by Chocolate.” Another says, “Your smile lights up a room.” Another says, “Engage, embrace, enjoy.” Yet another says, “A little naughty can be nice.” You know, empowerment stuff. Or just silly little sayings, depending on how you look at it.

So why did this one….:


….make me want to cry?

I was reminded of a line from the movie “Now and Then” that goes something like, “As we grow older, it’s difficult to just believe. It’s not that we don’t want to. It’s that too much has happened and we can’t. ”

That’s the way it is for me. I want to believe, in so many things, but I just….can’t anymore.

Yet I still do.

I don’t know what keeps me believing in so much.

Maybe it’s just hope. Not wishful thinking, but hope.

I don’t know.

And I thought I’d have more to say, but I guess I don’t.


That particular foil wrapper, by the way, is pegged in my work cubicle. As a reminder. (I took a picture of it when no one was around, as I don’t think cameras are allowed at work. Sneaky me.)

I’ll try to do better the next post.


5 thoughts on “Believing

  1. You know, Mouse, this post is a bit unusual from you….and I just feel you were not quite sure of things when you wrote it. There is something unsure in you here…exploring, but also unsure of yourself. Take heart….the Dove wrappers are ok, little straws in the wind. You do have a compass within….and hope, in that sense, is fine.

      • Uncertain….I know what you mean. Is that what joins us (you and me I mean), I wonder, a sort of wandering, wavering, uncertainty at times?

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