The taste of childhood 

This screen on the “magic soda machine” is my equivalent of the fortune teller machine in the movie “Big”. One wish and the press of a button instantly transport me back in time. Just the smell of Strawberry Fanta transforms me into to a 7 year old holding a frosty glass bottle and hanging out with my dad.  The Fanta of my adulthood is now Fanta Zero because middle-age has not been kind to my weight, but even though the sugar has been removed, the utter sweetness it evokes remains.

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