To date, Ms. Lorubbio’s Heirloom Food Stories include: the onion, the potato, rhubarb, and asparagus. Any day now the next one will be published/shared, and I await eagerly. There is a definite feeling of admiration and appreciation.
Don’t allow the word "metaphor" to alarm (or bore) you. Remember... A metaphor is a figure of speech that identifies something as being the same as some unrelated thing for rhetorical effect, thus highlighting the similarities between the two. Remember... Rhetorical means that it is expressed in such a manner as to make a statement or produce an effect.
Therefore, allow this title and its link intrigue (and challenge) you.
Yet, the pendulum swings. After allowing my heart strings to be tugged by the onion metaphor, curiosity led me to further browse the site. It held several onion-related tips and quite a few recipes, including one that offers a fun diversion from the ordinary. (assuming budget and health concerns allow for generous flexibility)
Upon request by me, one of my family members wrote an onion story − simply whipped it out in a few minutes, called it "Onion Story" and left it at that. I tweaked the wording (no surprise to her), and now its official title is "Winks".
I turned my attention from washing vegetables purchased at the market that morning to focus on my young son, Toby, whose brown eyes were lit up and big as saucers. My eyes dropped to the object of his delight, cradled in his small hands.