@DevinCow
Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮
2 months ago
I wrote this to someone this morning, from my heart, and now I’ve scraped it for identifying clues so I can share my heart with you 💗
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@DevinCow
Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮
2 months ago
I miss my dad. I would have really strong coffee on. I’d be sautéing shallots and celery in butter, pulling the trays of bread cubes I’d been drying from the oven, gathering more and more of my stock, lots of sage, making the stuffing.
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@DevinCow
Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮
2 months ago
And he’d be pulling the turkey ickies out, washing the bird well, using a stick of butter all over inside and out, then salt and pepper, helping me stuff it, tying it from the big cooking string container I still have, helping me get it on the rack and in the oven.
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@DevinCow
Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮
2 months ago
He’d pour the last of the coffee, remind me “20 minutes to the pound”, go home to nap. Nobody else woke up in my silent house, I put the first load in the dishwasher, set the long table with flowers, candles, grandma’s china, and all that silver I’d polished yesterday.
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@DevinCow
Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮
2 months ago
I want to do that again, and I can’t, ever. Nobody will ever love me like that, do that dumb thing for me, want to get up at 5 just to hang out and grab turkey insides that I’m perfectly capable, although can’t stand, touching. The quiet kitchen, prepared, whispering, laughing.
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@DevinCow
Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮
2 months ago
Reminding me “20 minutes to the pound.” It’s quiet.
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@DevinCow
Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮
2 months ago
And then in the quiet, making a beautiful table for a dozen or so people I love, knowing we will laugh, and tell old stories, little cousins and siblings will stay up too late, like we did, then be thrown into the bathtub in unexpected groupings, jammied, put to bed in big beds.
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@DevinCow
Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮
2 months ago
where we ignore their whispers and laughter because now the good booze comes out, the funny stories from Ireland and Germany, even while I go through the Black Friday sale adds deciding what I’ll buy, only to sleep though the whole thing.
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@DevinCow
Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮
2 months ago
I can’t do it again, my dad is gone, I’m grown up, but I can do a similar version again, someday, having someone pull the ickies out, remind “20 minutes a pound”.
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@DevinCow
Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮
2 months ago
And then someday our grown kids, with their loves, and tiny grandchildren, will remind us of today’s stories, when we were so worried, afraid, disbelieving.
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@DevinCow
Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮
2 months ago
If only we’d known we’d wind up here, in this future, in these moments, in this joy, with this laughter, where we eventually whisper “20 minutes to the pound “ to them, secure in the knowledge they’ll do the same someday, to those tiny loves, even if we aren’t around to hear it.
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@DevinCow
Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮
2 months ago
I knew you’d like this @historyfalls because I’m right 😘
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