Homesick

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  The weight of the jar feels reassuring in my hand. It contains four hundred and fifty four grams of Skippy’s Super Crunch Peanut Butter, four hundred and fifty four grams of homesick-abating thick, golden brown paste. I rush through the checkout with two of them and a loaf of chibi sliced bread, smiling and nodding pleasantries at the pretty girl behind the till, feeling inappropriately excited about what I’m purchasing. My spirits were raised as soon as I saw it sitting on the shelf, beside the Japanese brand-name spreads plastered with kanji and exclamation marks. A little bit of home.

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~ by Joseph Blame on August 15, 2010.

One Response to “Homesick”

  1. This is a must buy for when you next come and visit 🙂

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