Who invented spooning - companionship’s most uncomfortable posture - and who invented the phrase?
Who ever saw a packed set of spoons, nestled bowl on bowl, trunk on trunk? Who ever bought their spoons?
Spoons are, in my experience, inherited. They have never known the fit of another, perfectly like them. No, they came from, in one case, a shuttered restaurant. Another, grandmother’s old tea set and they barely sit well together - one too wide, soup-ready the other shallow, the better to pace out the sips of hot broth their edges brush and clink; arms and hair entangle but all is forgiven (they are both spoons, after all) and all rest together in the same drawer