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First, gather some kindling
and light up the cooking pit.
She scoots back guardedly as I do this
but once my magnifying glass has done its work
I can see her face light up in wonder.

Because FIRE.
What would a sea-dweller know about it anyway?

And of course, because fire cooks food -
the savory scent of fish hanging over a merry flame
the unique taste of cooked meat...

As I gutted and cleaned the fish she brought me
her eyes were keen at my hands
She wants to learn.
Her fingers aren't webbed,
we have the same hands,
so anything I could do,
she could too.

A powerful curiosity.

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© CM Alfonso 2014
Last update on March 22, 11:37 pm by Carlo Marco Alfonso.
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