Thursday, November 13, 2014

Well, This is Embarrassing

This is the knife I most often use when cooking.

But these are the other three knives I use all the time.  Back in 1973, American Express ran a special deal and I bought these knives for around 40.00. They are Mac knives.

The fact that I am still using them 41 years later speaks volumes about how good they are.

However, the other day I finally "saw" them for the first time in years. Click to enlarge for a close look at the blades.  I don't even want to think about where those missing pieces ended up.

It finally dawned on me that it might be time for some new ones.  Thank the universe for the internet because I found them, bought them and they were in my kitchen two days later.  This time they cost around 100.00.
I feel like a blind man seeing for the first time....a paralyzed person jumping up and running!  These knives actually cut! hallelujah!  And what did I do with the old knives?  They are back in the knife drawer.  I mean, those knives and I have spent a lot of time together!  They were there with me as I taught myself to cook.  Those knives and I fed a lot of people. Those knives and I aged together.  I have a bunch of dings on my blade too. I'll use the new ones but I will sleep better at night knowing my old knives are tucked safely away.  A bit of a metaphor for life maybe?