Perfect Piece

Sunday, 02 May 2010 11:32 Written by  Kilah Redditt

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” The first time I heard that statement I laughed because I couldn’t quite figure out what it meant, but as I go throughout life I’ve found the truth in that statement. See, from the time I transitioned into maturity, I started to long for what nearly every woman does, and that’s the perfect man. Granted, we are all imperfect and perfection is sometime away, yet I still wanted to find the one.


Well I dated and dated and dated some more, and to my surprise he was never the one I really wanted. Now, like most women, you fall in love maybe a time or even two, and you may think you have found the man you truly want, but since life is unpredictable, you never really know what you’re getting until you open up that box of chocolates.

You may get this beautiful piece of chocolate, and you’re praying that when you bite into it, the filling is just as good as the outside. But when you take a bite, the candy on the inside is hard, stale and disgusting. So, what do you do? You throw away that piece of candy and eat all of the others, but on account of you not knowing what’s inside, you quickly run through the entire box. Then you reach that last piece, and to your surprise it’s perfect...and to my surprise, I’ve found my perfect piece. So, as I bite into my perfect chocolate, my entire body starts to tingle. My heart starts to race because this chocolate tastes so good, it’s sweeping me off my feet. Not like the hard, stale, disgusting chocolates I’m so used to; this one is mild, sweet and gentle. This one has my mind occupied all day, waiting for the moment when I can taste it again…this particular piece has taken me to a level I’ve never been before, a level I never want to come down from.

A level all our own. When I’m on this level…our level…I long for us to stay there forever. See on our level I am loved; I’m treated like I’m the only woman that exists in this world and the only woman he’ll ever want…on our level, I am truly a queen. As always, the time comes for me to float back down to earth, and once again occupy my mind with the precious memories I acquire while on our level. And while on earth, not one negative thought will crowd my mind. I don’t have to worry about this piece of candy making me sick on the inside and sad that I decided to take that first bite. No, this piece makes me want to take bites forever because I want to feel this sweet sensation always.

My life is like that box of chocolates, and now that I only have that one piece left, I’m not afraid of what I’m gonna get…because that last piece is perfect.

Kilah Redditt

Kilah Redditt

A 2008 journalism graduate of Columbia College Chicago, Kilah Redditt loves creative writing to express her feelings. In addition to writing, she is a self-employed baker.

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