I hate the lollipops with ooey chocolate or loses-its-flavor-in-two-minutes bubblegum. How deceiving. A burst of flavor and then everything is back to normal again. And you have a headache from chewing. With the chocolate it might be bittersweet, a taste so good but short-lived. I guess I’ve always been like that though–wanting something beautiful, even if it is only temporary. A lollipop with a tootsie roll center; that’s something real, something I can savor, even if it is only for a moment. After all, what really lasts anymore?