The Spaces Between Your Fingers

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On Easter morning, when Michael was young, he had received a lot of candy but he was told he wasn't allowed to eat it until after mass. Being the rebel that he was, and still is, he decided that he was going to sneak one chocolate rabbit into church and eat it there. Unfortunately Michael forgot about the rabbit in his pocket and it ended up melting, and he didn't even get a bite of it.

And there it was, the grand treasure in the bounty that was my Easter candy. A six inch chocolate rabbit, that had golden foil that shined radiantly as the morning shone through the window of my bedroom. I placed the rabbit down carefully and I started to put on my dress clothes for mass. I should've focused on tying my tie, but all I could think about was that rabbit. The problem was that I didn't want it then, but during the lull that was mass there would of definitely been a possibility that I would want that rabbit.

Then I came up with a brilliant idea.

“I’ll just stuff the rabbit in my jacket pocket, and eat it during church!”

I snickered as I finished tying my tie, because I knew that my siblings would have been so jealous of the genius of my plan. My mother, on the other hand, would have been furious at me for even considering bringing in chocolate. But that wasn't even a concern for me, because there as no way my mother could foil the genius that was my plan.

I walked downstairs and my mother gave me a kiss on the check, and started to praise me for how handsome I looked. I shrugged it off and said thanks because all I wanted to do was get this whole mass thing over with.

After a short car ride we arrived at the church.

The church was packed to the brim with people who were dressed in full suits and extravagant dresses,  and there also was no air conditioning. These two things led to a mass that was essentially hot as hell, and made the whole entire experience entirely more brutal than I could of ever imagined.

After an hour and half of being in that church, we finally finished the sermon and all the kids rushed to the car. We drove with the windows fully open, and breeze felt absolutely wonderful. I could not wait until I got home and I was able to tear the suit I was wearing off.

So when we arrived home, I sprinted into the house and ran to my room. As I was shedding off the sweat that once was my clothes, I came to the realization that my chocolate rabbit was still in my coat pocket. I rapidly searched for my jacket, and searched the pocket but all I found was a melted mess that once was my rabbit.

After looking at my jacket for mere second, I knew there was no way I was going to be able to clean it. So I went downstairs and I told my mother what happened.

She yelled at me for twenty minutes saying things like, “How could you be so stupid and what were you thinking,” and eventually I ended up being grounded for three weeks.

I knew she wouldn't keep this punishment for more than a week.

The Chocolate Rabbit

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On Easter morning, when Michael was young, he had received a lot of candy but he was told he wasn't allowed to eat it until after mass. Being the rebel that he was, and still is, he decided that he was going to sneak one chocolate rabbit into church and eat it there. Unfortunately Michael forgot about the rabbit in his pocket and it ended up melting, and he didn't even get a bite of it.

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Recorded by Benjamin Anderson on May 5, 2014
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