Spoon. The phrase slices the tip of the tongue, slips by the cave of the mouth and disappears with a poof, in the identical satisfying manner my lips comply with your excellent curve once I slurp yogurt off of you. There’s nothing you’ll be able to’t do, nothing the smoothness of the cup that’s your face, your superbly welcoming, I-can-handle-a-lot face, can’t do. Who else may carry the burden of fried rice, marinated rooster and hen eggs whereas fortunately and dutifully maintaining 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 metallic 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 beautiful presence. I like the way in which your silver pores and skin gleams within the gentle, however that’s solely in my family. Generally, you’re porcelain and glowing with blue flowers, and different instances, you’re a fragile plastic. It’s an honor to have you ever round.
You might be spectacular. You might be my favourite. Ikaw ang paborito ko. But apparently, that’s all. It pains me to suppose 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 aspect dishes. You, my most liked 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 could minimize and stab and slice, however so are you able to — along with your already wondrous capability to scoop and maintain.
I’ve been cherishing you for eighteen years and, if I’m being trustworthy, I gained’t be stopping on account of any eating conglomerate. You might be magnificent and deserve to point out off your abilities — the best being your capability to be a consolation for the Filipino house. Your capability to hold yogurt, after all, is an in depth second.