Spoon. The phrase slices the tip of the tongue, slips via the cave of the mouth and disappears with a poof, in the identical satisfying means my lips comply with your excellent curve after I slurp yogurt off of you. There’s nothing you possibly can’t do, nothing the smoothness of the cup that’s your face, your fantastically welcoming, I-can-handle-a-lot face, can’t do. Who else may carry the load of fried rice, marinated rooster and chook eggs whereas fortunately and dutifully holding these meals secure and sound, tucked in and able to go?
Meals loves you, calls you its secure haven and my pores and skin does too. You’re the one one who may bear to face such an in depth relationship with each greasy oil and the dreary beneath eye, which is why there are plastic spoons and steel spoons and bamboo spoons and even hybrid spoons — the spork — as a result of everybody else is simply that jealous. My household and I eat with you each evening and wouldn’t final a minute with out your pretty presence. I am keen on the way in which your silver pores and skin gleams within the mild, however that’s solely in my family. Typically, you’re porcelain and glowing with blue flowers, and different occasions, you’re a fragile plastic. It’s an honor to have you ever round.
You’re spectacular. You’re my favourite. Ikaw ang paborito ko. But apparently, that’s all. It pains me to assume that eating places on the roads of liberty and hospitality and immigrants come to the States as a result of it’s higher see you as a software for desserts and soups and facet dishes. You, my most cherished possession, are discovered on the outskirts of eating tables, put aside for final use. A measly knife has taken your house subsequent to the serviette drooping like a wilted dove. A knife! Are you able to imagine it! It will possibly lower and stab and slice, however so are you able to — along with your already wondrous means to scoop and maintain.
I’ve been cherishing you for eighteen years and, if I’m being trustworthy, I received’t be stopping on account of any eating conglomerate. You’re magnificent and deserve to point out off your abilities — the best being your means to be a consolation for the Filipino house. Your means to hold yogurt, after all, is an in depth second.