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The Cloven Heart


It has long been a tradition for a gentleman to give his lady chocolates on Valentine's Day as a token of his affection, but many gentlemen including Papa Bear also enjoy chocolates, so this year I changed things up a bit. 

I spotted this wonderful heart-shaped candy tin at our local Cracker Barrel store, made as two separate tins that lock together in a heart-shaped base.  I fell in love with it and bought it for us to share on Valentine's Day. 

The left side filled with milk-chocolate turtles was designated as mine, and the right side with dark-chocolate turtles as Papa Bear's, though we traded the candy half for half so that we each could enjoy some of both.  

While the turtles didn't last long, the beautiful tin has become a keepsake and we've discovered that it "magically" refills itself from time to time, once with peanut M&M's, another time with Dove caramel-filled chocolates, and one night I even discovered a candy bar in my side!

No matter what your age, love should be filled with fun and magic, and hold you close together just like this cloven heart.
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I'm linking up with my friend Ivy Walker at "Uncharted"
for Six Sentence Stories where the cue this week is "CLEAVE"
Come and read what others have written and share a story of your own! 

22 comments:

  1. What a sweet idea! (No pun intended!) I love this, Josie!

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  2. So sweet! Oh, I did what Dyanne did. :D This is really beautiful.

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    1. It is the little things, like this, that make for sweet memories!

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  3. Ohhhhhh...its a never ending tin! Im sure it just refills itself...magic of love and all..

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    1. Exactly, Ivy... just like with love, the fun never ends! :-)

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    2. HEY YOU CHANGED YOUR NAME! FUN!

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    3. I sure did, Ivy! It was time for something different.

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  4. very nice 'story' and sentiment (…and moral) lol an ideal Six!

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    1. Thank you, Clark! I just had to share this fun little tale with all of you. Once again, Papa Bear takes something ordinary and turns it into something special that will make me smile every time I think about it from now on!

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  5. So very true. I love the heart and the fact it refills. Love does have a way of doing that.

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    1. I knew you would like the heart tin, Gail. It is something right in keeping with your artistic style. When I saw it I had to have it, the chocolates inside were just a bonus! Yes, you are right too, love does refill and restore us when we need it most. Real love is like that, it endures.

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  6. Such a lovely find! Such magic keeps the love fresh.

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    1. Thank you, Mimi! I do so love this heart tin, and Papa Bear is a master of infusing smiles and good memories into all that we do!

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  7. What a wonderful love token tradition you have started. Something like this heart of yours would be a great bridal shower/wedding gift with the story as inspiration as to how to use it. I think little love notes could also be put in the boxes now and then.

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    1. What great ideas, Patricia! Something like this would make a great gift for a new couple, and I think I'm going to have to pick up that suggestion to put little love notes in the box now and then or maybe a home-made coupon. :-)

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  8. A surprise box that magically fills with chocolate! I need one. LOL
    Seriously, this is a wonderful idea of how to create space for loved ones to do little nice gestures of love. Such a great idea. I'd have to fill my side with vegetables right now...but it's the thought that counts right? ha

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    1. Sometimes nice crispy veggies might look good... with ranch dressing of course! :-). I think it's fun because it's so simple but we are having a great time with it!

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  9. Love should be filled with fun, magic, and chocolate! I think the cloven heart is a beautiful symbol of two joining together in beauty and love.

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    1. Indeed it should Val, and it shouldn't end as relationships gain years! I absolutely love this beautiful cloven heart tin, I wish I could find several more to use as gifts!

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    1. Thank you Brenda! Had you asked me before I met Papa Bear if I believed in romance, or even love at all when it comes to partners and relationships, I would have shook my head sadly and said no. Now I know better, there are wonderful partners out there if we want one, there really are "a few" good guys in the world! :-))

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