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“Left-overs for lunch, today.”
“Will be cooking for dinner.”
“As you wish. The cook returns on Monday.”
“Then you do not have to slog in the kitchen.”
“It is not a slog.”
“I mean you can do something more worthwhile.”
“I like to cook.”

Here we are, once again. Dugu is worth more outside of the kitchen than when inside.

“What do you think you studied for?”

Thankfully, he is not told that this time.

Why is it that for some, many?, cooking is looked down upon, for a boy, man or male, unless as a job? How deep is this belief? Why does it exist and who, and what, does it serve?

Lockdown has made some “shoulds” fade away while bringing others into prominence. Old wants are still finding, and to find, ways to survive the present moment.


Published by appamprawns

soni writes about children and people in controlled spaces, in his quest for appam stew. homi writes in the hope of being able to buy prawns to make patiyo.

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