One by one the young teen girls enter, excited to spend some time with their friend. They admire me as they enter: “Cool!” is a comment I particularly liked. The girls spread themselves around the living area – sprawling on the sofas or sitting on the floor. Their chatter remind me a little of the twitter of birds in the spring time and is a sound I enjoy listening to. I am ignored while conversation flows and the movie is watched. I bide my time, knowing I will once again become the focus of their attention. In the meantime, the dad is chopping vegetables in the kitchen in preparation for the dinner he is cooking. The sounds are unable to drown the children’s banter and laughter, adding instead to the atmosphere within the apartment. Dinner is ready! I am taken aside while the noodles are spring rolls grace the table. The food is enjoyed, with many coming for seconds. The dad does cook tasty noodles and the girls have looked forward to eating them since they received the invitation. The table is cleared and then it is my turn. I hope that they will enjoy what I bring to them.
Who am I?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
(This post was inspired by Kellie Elmore’s prompt: Personification. Head on over to her page to see what other objects have been made human this week)