His Violet Nature

DaGoddess @ 01:20

I want violet flavored candies. Desperately. I’m going to find them if it’s the last thing I do this week. And considering how I feel, that just may be the case.

Everyone else around me has been sniffling and coughing and blowing their noses non-stop for weeks. It’s taken me this long to succumb to sinusy nastiness. I was doing okay until last night the night before when I went in the hot tub. The chemicals Buster had added earlier in the day didn’t smell strong, but the bubbles created a fine mist and I sat there inhaling it all. After a couple minutes of coughing and sputtering, I had to get out. The damage, however, was done. I awoke with the cough still present and the nose running even more. I’ve been taking my decongestant and praying for relief.

And that’s when the thought of violet candy came to me. Kind of like Les Anis de Flavigny Violet Flavored Hard Candy but without the little anise seed in the middle. They were more like those candy buttons but in rough form and shaped like pellets (such a pleasant image, eh?). My friend had given me some the other night and I was immediately reminded of days spent with my grandmother, trying to learn to crochet and when that failed, picking up macrame like it was some super power. Cinnamon and violets and lemon and all sorts of other wonderful scents and flavors remind me of that time. My friend Max reminded me of that and I started craving more of these candies.

Funny thing about Max. We’ve been friends for several months and we just started hanging out more recently. He’s delightfully sweet and charming and very holistic. I’ve noticed that whenever my back hurts, if I sit next to him, I feel better. Not pain-free, but better. There’s only one other person in my life like that — Little Dude. So, of course, we’ve talked about LD and how he and Max are very similar in so many ways. Not that this is why I hang around him, but it’s certainly a wonderful reminder of my son.

Anyhow, a couple days ago, Max offered to give me a massage. I immediately said yes (he used to work a local resort in the spa). Off we went…to the middle of nowhere. He hauled his table out to a beautiful clearing and I then received one of the most relaxing and therapeutic massages I’ve ever had. Maybe the wine helped with the relaxation part, but I honestly think it was more his technique and the setting. It sounds so very weird to go outside to do this, but it was awesome! As he was working on my back, I couldn’t help but think of the violet candy he’d shared a few days before and I realized that this is exactly what he reminds me of: violets. The gentle scent, the lovely taste, the pleasing hues, and even their delicate appearance…if you saw him, you’d understand what I mean. He completely exudes this violetness. It’s his violet nature.

I find it interesting that it’s a man who has such a presence, but then again, why not? How lucky am I to have such a friend?

Last night, when I was feeling my worst (achy and sniffly), he called. He just knew. And we ended up talking for a very long time, laughing and sharing ghost stories, family stories, and just talking about all the interesting things in life. (Kind of like my friend CJ and I, except CJ and I talk for four or five hours at a time.) During the course of the conversation, I noticed I felt a little better. I told him he was now charged with getting me well and he said he’d make sure that happened.

Sometimes I wonder about all the amazing people who appear in my life. I don’t know how I get so lucky. I know I get my fair share of idiots, but there are so many more who are just lovely people and I feel so honored to know them. I wish I could gather all of you together in one place and just have a great big BBQ, tell stories, sing songs, and laugh until our sides hurt. Of course, I’d serve charming little violet candies to everyone after dinner because everyone should have something sweet and delicate in their lives.


  1. What a great friend!! Hope you feel better soon… and with Max around I bet you will…

    Comment by Pam — 2010/06/14 @ 07:49

  2. Like these? :wave:

    Comment by Omnibus Driver — 2010/06/14 @ 11:15

  3. mmmmmm massage!

    Comment by patti — 2010/06/14 @ 17:44

  4. […] little violet candies I fell in love […]

    Pingback by DaGoddess.com » Violets — 2010/06/27 @ 03:49

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