27 October 2010

Consolation in a sugar bowl

"I think anxiety is very interesting," observed Amy, eating sugar pensively.

The girls couldn't help laughing, and felt better for it, though Meg shook her head at the young lady who could find consolation in a sugar bowl.

-Little Women, chapter XVI


Alas. Too many of us (particularly women methinks?) can "find consolation in a sugar bowl." My sugar bowl usually consists of chocolate-covered espresso beans, ice cream, and jelly. Yes, jelly.

Such consolation doesn't last long though.

This is much more effective:

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
-Psalm 46


Not that a bit of sugar is out of place. Oh no. Just not as a source of consolation!


  1. Do you mind if I copy this post to my blog? It was just really good for me to read...especially since I just went and bought a bag of Lindt truffles because I was having sugar withdrawals. :)

  2. Of course not. Copy away. Linking back here would be nice. :)

    Enjoy your Lindt. :)