What Black Sheep Doesn’t Like Chocolate?

“I don’t like chocolate.” The words slowly pierced my heart as my brain tried to catch up and comprehend what exactly had been stated by my 5 year old. “What’s that? You don’t like chocolate?” I responded. The Wolfman exclaimed “I like it, I just don’t love it.”

Similarly, my dad didn’t like chocolate either. Or rather, as he would put it, “It’s not that I don’t like it, I just don’t prefer it.” Everyone of us in the family loved chocolate except for him. 

I don’t know, maybe I’m not the black sheep in the family after all. Maybe he was!

I actually loved this fact about my dad as it set him apart. I always thought it was kind of cool that he didn’t bat an eyelash when confronted with Chocolate-Gate. He freely admitted this anyone who would inquire. 

It’s not the big of a deal, but I know a lot that looooooove chocolate. Including bats! That’s right. One of the best pollinators in the world is responsible for chocolate. Over 300 species of bats are responsible for the pollination of many plants including the cacao tree which make the beans used to make chocolate. Also, without bats we would not have tequila – they pollinate the blue agave plant responsible for all tequila production. Bananas and mangos too! I could go on… 🙂

thank a bat,

Will

P.S. Below are details from “The Flying High Delight” original painting celebrating chocolate, the agave plant, and of course these wonderful pollinators!

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