Every now and then you have to treat yourself and do whatever it takes to get yourself back on even keel. I had a good day today, nothing was really difficult and all of the tasks I had on my plate were handled without incident…. But….. things started going down hill as soon as I got home. I went to the humidor and got out a Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No 2 and then sat down for just over an hour of what should have been Cuban cigar relaxation. These are some of my favorite Robustos and, in my humble opinion, I put them into the list called, “my top ten favorite cigars!”. They never fail to heal me and thrill me with all of their sweet flavors.
I didn’t happen today!!!
Not even close!!!!
Instead of having a soothing effect I felt betrayed and deceived. Now that cigar came from a box I picked up a year ago and the consistency has been very steady throughout but I guess it was just not written in the stars that today would be my day for fun and excitement!!!! The whole experience put me into a dark mood and I started walking around the house looking for something to throw out on to the street. Now I really like all of my possessions and a large part of me felt that if I gave in to this feeling I’d only regret it later on. What to do???? Then an idea presented itself to me with crystal clarity!
I walked back downstairs to where I keep my humidor, opened it, made a selection, reached for my cigar cutter and clipped the cap off an Esplendido that I purchased from my favorite spot, the Vancouver Cigar Company. Ha!!!!! Vengeance will be mine!! I’m far from wealthy and try to keep my habit down to one a day but I couldn’t be defeated. Not today… Not this time!
As I type this I feel such a beautiful calm washing over me. I’m tasting vanilla, caramel and a bit of that beautiful grassy taste that we know we can count on with such a classic cigar. I’m asking myself how much it would have cost to sit down and spend an hour with a reputable therapist or maybe the price I’d have to pay to see my DVD player fly into the street and get run over by a semi. No, this is better, this is good and I know that this is the right thing to do!