Remarkably the peanut butter is healthier than it sounds, but it tastes like you’re cheating on adulthood. Heavenly.
Which is another H word I didn’t consider but here we are eighty words in so I’m committed.
There are those things we tend to deny ourselves because we “shouldn’t.” Not because they’re objectively bad or harmful to ourselves or others, but because we build up these matrices in our heads: the allowed; the forbidden; the OK sometimes; the OK but make sure you feel bad about it.
But here’s the thing. We’re living in a world where Armageddon doesn’t seem impossible, where it feels real and close and some days, inevitable. Is there really room in the universe for “OK but make sure you feel bad about it?”
I don’t think so.
Build a little hedonism into your life. Not the kind that can destroy it or you, just the kind that gives you permission to enjoy things without the trip to the guilt gallows. Like chocolate chip cookie peanut butter.
You’ll have to excuse me now, I have some hedonistic toast to demolish.
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