While visiting Italy awhile back, one of my travel buddies was really into Gelato, the Italian version of ice cream that bursts with flavor. As we visited each city, town, village, (neighborhood), she had to sample the local gelato.
It was all very scientific.
We occasionally helped her with difficult research tasks like which flavor was better? Which gelato shop required further tasting: the one up the street tried this morning, or the one on the corner sampled after lunch?
‘Twas an educational endeavor.
Now that last week’s snow in Williamsburg has finally melted, we’re contemplating ice cream in January, because? During winter months we don’t frequent our ice cream shops so often as summer. They need us to think: ice cream. (Like, who needs an excuse to eat ice cream? It is. Therefore, partaking is… an option anytime, even in the dead of winter.)
Hmmn, what’s all this about ice cream, Virginia? Look around, depressing stuff’s a happenin’ all over. Bleak outlooks on & over the horizon. But, that’s why God gave us ICE CREAM. To provide temporary relief dealing with the hard stuff.
“I guess ice cream is one of those things that are beyond imagination.” Lucy Maud Montgomery
Every now (& then) ice cream can be a spirit-lifter-upper. Bye, bye blues, hello happiness! Of course, it’s just a temporary fix, but what a delectable one (especially with a little chocolate fudge sauce added to the mix?)
It’s so cool that Ben & Jerry’s has amazing vegan ice cream flavors. Soy-free! Almond Brickle that melts in your mouth (it’s ice cream?) And a peanut butter oreo cookie concoction that is over the top yum.
If you’re having a freaked-out Friday, try adding a bit of ice cream (or gelato) to your plate. Then, ask God to help with whatever is bothering you.
Virginia : )
“Love does not measure; it just gives.” Mother Teresa