I chose the lavender one.
Lavender and honey, according to the little card that came with the fancy box of chocolates.
Lavender is supposed to aid relaxation, you know.
I imagined the tension evaporating with each bite.
I imagined my muscles relaxing into the couch in an end-of-day, good kind of exhaustion. All of the hard work of the day melting away.
I imagined the nagging in my mind taking a brief rest. A small stress-free reward for a job well-done.
I waited for that feeling of ‘it will all be ok.’
Perhaps I expected too much out of a little chocolate.