Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Christmas Cookie

Some people who fish talk about "the one that got away."  You know, the fish that was so big, so beautiful, so perfect, you think of it every time you fish?  It doesn't matter how many cookies fish you eat afterwards, you always taste that one perfect Christmas cookie fish on your tongue.   

Sometimes, you think that if you'd just tried a little harder, just moved a little faster, just dreamed a little bigger, you would have caught that perfect fish.

It was right there.

You almost had it.

It practically jumped into your net.
And just when you thought you could almost taste its delicious sweetness...

It got away.

And you can still hear it.

Mocking you.