So. Many. Spoons.After unloading the dishwasher and finding a true train wreck in the silverware drawer, I pulled all of them out to see if spoons support this hypothesis:

As the length of time you’re married increased, so too does the number of spoons you own, but the number of them that match declines in equal measure.

The counting and sorting ensued. 32 total objects that answer to the name of “spoon.” It’s when you begin sorting that fascinating disturbing patterns emerge.


  • 19 combinations of pattern and size
  • 13 different patterns
  • 14 spoons had no matches at all
  • 4 soup spoons match each other, but have only 2 matching teaspoons

We have achieved Instagram-influencer level of whimsical shabby-chicness (“Mix and match your flatware! It adds an element of fun and surprise to the dinner table!“).

It is always instructive to lose one’s mother in the first sunshine of haymaking; and when one’s father goes away after one’s eldest brother’s disappearance, then that too is a special kind of experience, a new type of misery, quite the same as in revelry, where people are said to draw enormous distinction between song and dance.

Independent People, Halldor Laxness

In @headspace ‘s Sleepcast “Cat Marina,” a smooth-voiced narrator describes the sights and sounds as you visit an out-of-the-way marina full of houseboats and the cats that live thereupon. If you can’t see the value in that, then maybe you need to think long and hard about what made you decide to spend your life running from joy. #itsamarinawithcats #catmarina #fadedAF #sleepcast