Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tears to sauté

late that night. i held the wooden handle. with a tired hand. i sharpened. the metal. back and forth. back. and forth. it was time. the room was getting hotter. and you?. you lay there. useless. i cut you. through.

you had layers. within. you didn't show. not until, now. it was done. again.

i fought back tears.


25 comments:

Reya Mellicker said...

Chopping onions creates honest tears.

This is beautiful.

lines n shades said...

thank you Reya :) be around.

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

lovely sentiments! Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog, it's always great to have new readers!... I think your blog is beautiful!

lines n shades said...

thank you Dom :) it's a pleasure to have you here..

365 Attempts (At Life) said...

I tried to write a similar post about an onion a few weeks back, and I couldn't. The words were waiting for you, it seems. Lovely.

Shrinky said...

Eeek, harsh, brutal and stark! (Is it just me?) Fascinating.. I think I may re-visit.

Vicki Lane said...

Clever! And a great photo!

Paul C said...

As a guy in the kitchen who loves to cook and saute, I really like this.

Carol said...

Lovely to meet you in blogland, Aparna. I've enjoyed reading your posts and especially Tears to Saute. Thanks for visiting me. Carol x

Helena said...

You totally drew me in lol! Gotta love onions tears...

Thank you for visiting my blog,please come by again...

♥ ஆεlεɳa ~.^

Aparna said...

@365 Attempts(At Life) - awww...that is indeed a compliment :)

@Shrinky - hi Shrinky :) you are always welcome here.

@Vicky lane - thank you :)

@Paul C - hi Paul :) happy to see you here.

@Carol - thank you :) glad you liked it. hoping to see you soon :)

@Helena - agreed ;) gotta love them. be around.

juliet said...

Nice photo and blog. Ah yes, I've shed many onion tears myself, but it's always worth it for the flavour.

christopher said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment.

Onions are treated to the slashing of steel and fight back by stinging our eyes and sticking to our fingers. Me personally?? Raw onion I used to eat with impunity and claim the best salad was fresh squeezed lemon, salt and pepper on slabs of onion and beefsteak tomato. What has happened, raw onion has found a way to stick in my craw and revisit me most unpleasantly. Now I can no longer feast on my favorite salad, though I can eat raw onion well mixed with the other ingredients of a good pico de gallo.

Or sauteed. Sometimes now I cut up a whole onion and cook it in olive oil for one of my vegetable servings.

ds said...

Love this! Thank you so much for stopping by my place and leaving a piece of yourself there. I like your blog.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Your prose presented a surprise -- very nice twist toward the end -- barbara

Wine and Words said...

I know it's an onion, but I read it as a personality. Ever go through something and the whole world seems to know? All signs point to your personal drama? This fits me...the onion...the layers...the knife. Thank you.

And thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you :)

rosaria said...

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me at schoolnotes.
I can't seem to find your follower button.

Hate to lose such a fine poet.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

what a powerful poem! I was feeling some old relationships when i read it - they layers that I didn't see until it was too late!

Wonderful writing.

lines n shades said...

@Juliet - i'm with you. it's always worth it :)

@Christopher - glad to see you here :) do come again.

@ds - thank you :) always a pleasure.

@Barbara - thankyou for stopping by :)

@Wine and Words - happy to meet you too :) and thank you for the wonderful comment.

@rosaria - that is quite a compliment :) will add the followers button soon.

@Marion - feel happy to connect to you through this :)

R. Burnett Baker said...

You had me a bit queasy there for a moment, and then the photo at the end! Great write!

Rick

lines n shades said...

hi Rick :) thank you

Liza Ursu said...

I could hear the sound of the metal sharpening.
A cleansing for the senses,
so worth the tears, everytime.

This sure is a beautiful place.
Thank you for visiting me.

lines n shades said...

@ Liza Ursu - thank you :)

Karen L said...

I've come back to this one several times. I'm scared of where it might take me at first and then relieved and humored to understand.

Thinking Eve said...

That's beautiful! I'll keep visiting... and thank you for the visit!