...to my green Pyrex mixing bowl. You know -- one of the ones in primary colors that everyone's mom had a set of in the 50's and 60's. My mother had broken the small blue bowl of the set sometime before I was born, I think...but the other three bowls have been in our household my entire life.
The green bowl, in particular, was the workhorse of the trio, holding innumerable batches of cookie dough, meatloaf, pancake batter and leftover soup. So imagine my dismay when, as I dried it and slipped it inside its big yellow bowl-sibling on the shelf, I heard an ominous crack and clatter, and looked to find it in ruins -- collapsed into several jagged pieces.
I guess it was just its time to go. But now I am sad.