Many people have been reaching out lately with questions like, "Where has Dulcinea been?". These kind and loving souls are missing my chocolate, and I guess they're missing me, too. They're worried that I've fallen off the face of the chocolate making map... which I did for a while.
On January 23 of this year I lost my dad. It was unexpected. I wasn't prepared. But then again, can anyone really brace themselves for a loss of that magnitude?
It's taken some time but I am gradually finding my way back to work. The photo above is a picture of the first roast since my dad left us. I clean my beans beforehand so when I emptied the roaster and saw this straw-like strand tumble out with the beans I took it as a sign. God speaks in many ways. On this day he sent a tiny reminder of a bigger truth: love never ceases.