Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fork of the Future



I can't recall this Artists name at the moment but I will find it and add it asap.

For the next 24 hours I will be glazing like a mad woman. I got my Rock Star drinks (which I think are totally gross but indeed do the job of keeping me awake) and Kyle’s collection of Henry Rollins audios of his standup comedy performances. Henry Rollins can keep your attention like no other and is funny as hell. So yeah, gonna be glazing and when this week is all over I will feel accomplished and strong because I can still pull all nighters like the best of them. Wish I could share a pic of the ciaos of our apartment by alas my camera battery is dead and I can’t find the charger. But here is an image to start your day right and a little story from last week I forgot to post.
Story:
Some odd days ago I was mashing up bananas for some zucchini bread with this serving fork that I inherited from my grandmothers estate. It’s a gorgeous Fork with decorations on the handle of leaves and some acorns which I’m admiring as I mash away on these bananas. But then I notice there is a bit of text inlayed on the back of the handle. After a little squint of the eyes I see it was made in 1847.
“WOW” I think to my self. This must have been in my family for generations and here I am making bread with it. I am mashing bananas with a fork that is over a hundred sixty years old, which is blowing MY MIND. And then I realize that if I don’t have children and no one else in my family has children, this fork will end up in some stranger’s house someday. I know that could happen regardless of having children but I’m thinking this is a family heirloom and it needs to continue being so. And the thought that this fork will no longer be in the family starts to make me sad now.
So then I start thinking about having children, but I’ll have to think about it a bit more on the basis that having children for the sake of a fork seems a little ridiculous. But all the same, if I do have a child I can say to them that they owe their lives to this fork. Which at that point I will have framed and hung in the dinning area so they can stare at this very lovely fork every time they sit down for a meal and wonder how they partly owe their existence to this small piece of metal.

2 comments:

Megan said...

Hahaha! This is the most hilarious blog entry I think you've ever written. I just love the idea that you would have children for the sake of a fork. I hope you do have children! They would be so lucky to have such creative parents... and to know that they owe their lives to a fork. :-)

Michelle Summers said...

Megan,

I'm so glad you got a kick out it. I like think Kyle and I would raise some good hummored people.