Life is Like a Liquorice Allsort
You’re probably asking yourself, how is life like a liquorice allsort?
Well, there is no wrong answer! To some it may mean something as simple as life is colourful and full of different tastes, to others it may be more meaningful!
So, here’s the challenge.
I want you to sit back and ask yourself, how is life like a liquorice allsort?
If you’re like me and the first word that comes into mind is yuk, then think a little deeper (although I totally agree!). A liquorice allsort is made up of different layers, some which taste better than others *cough cough liquorice* and each layer represents a period of your life. To me as you journey through life, you pass from one layer to the next, passing from good to bad flavours, then back to good again. Sometimes you find a new flavour, a new layer! This represents a new adventure or period in your life, a new experience! At the first taste you are unsure of what to think or where this will lead you (back for another one maybe), then at the second bite of this new layer, you determine your feelings about this new flavour.
Sometimes the layers represent the happier and sadder times in your life; the brighter colours representing the best times you’ve had, while the black of the liquorice stands for darker memories. But one thing to take away from this, is that the bright always outnumbers the dark! If you don’t believe me, there is bound to be a pack waiting for you to take them home in your local supermarket!
For a creation made in the 1800’s, there is a lot to be taken from these intriguing sweets!
Now, it’s your turn.
How do you think life is like a liquorice allsort?
What lessons do you think we can learn?