There’s always something with meaning

Why is it whenever someone’s tv parent dies there is always some item of monumental significance that brings back memories of the loved one. Sure, I have my Aunt Ida’s soup ladle but on NCIS, Gibbs has a boat his dad made with his mom’s name and then he starts building one and then he remembers building the original with his dad while music swells into past visions in the distance. I look at my aunt’s soup ladle and think of the soup with the tiny meatballs that started every Christmas meal. I don’t remember what the people around me were talking about. She didn’t hold my hand and teach me to ladle soup from it. It’s just the ladle she used for the soup while my mom and her other sisters put out the rest of the food on the table.

I want a boat like Gibbs has.