The Half-Eaten Brownie Essay, Research Paper
“THE HALF-EATEN BROWNIE”
This story is about my Grandmother. She was the kind of women who played (most) everything safe. She ate all her fruits and veggies and made sure she had all the basic food groups in her meals. She tried very hard to stay healthy.
She worried about strange and horrible things happening to her family, especially after all of the recent high school shootings. She worried about my sister Jennie and I who are still in high school. Every Saturday she would visit the farmers market in San Leandro and buy those healthy fruits and veggies. She would also visit the “Brownie Lady” and purchase her favorite chocolate brownie with nuts. Now she wouldn’t eat the whole brownie at one time. She would break off small pieces and nibble off of it for two or three days, so by the time Saturday came around she would need another brownie. Maybe she thought this was healthier, only eating small amounts at a time. Or that the calories didn’t count when you broke them off in pieces! At any rate, she would force herself to eat the brownie in moderation so it wouldn’t throw her diet off balance.
Well on Tuesday April 20th she set out on a trip to Columbia Ca. with her friends who are pilots. She stayed with them for a few days, and on Friday the 23rd they made the return trip back home. The pilot who has flown for thirty years, as near as we can tell from reports, probably did not have enough fuel before take off. Sadly, the plane crashed four miles from their destination, and her life ended.
My parents, who had the task of going to her house to start the process of
finalizing everything, went into the kitchen to clean out the refrigerator. And, right there on her counter in a brown bag was that half-eaten brownie! The only thing my mom could say when she saw the brownie was, “She should have eaten the whole damn thing!”
I chose to tell this story from my mom Winnie, because simply put, life is to short not to enjoy a whole Brownie. Yes, it is important to monitor a healthy life style. I think that for me it’s a lesson that every day we awake, life should be treated as a gift. We should take the time to enjoy it, and if you want that “brownie” go for it, because you never know what awaits you around the next corner.