Monthly Archives: October 2004

The Eclair

When I was pregnant with my firstborn son many, many years ago, I once craved a chocolate eclair. Cravings while pregnant can not, by any stretch of the imagination, be compared to non-pregnant cravings. Pregnant cravings are Kodachrome cravings; high-resolution, perfectly lit, color-balanced works of epicurean art, radiating the barest hints of tantalizingly delectable aromas and flavors. Non-pregnant ones, in comparison, are faded sepia, blurry, pixellated, low-sodium and fat-free, tasteless and boring. I could almost taste chocolate eclair, I wanted it so badly. Almost, but sadly, not quite. Every particle … Continue reading

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