Leah DeCesare

Forks, Knives, and Spoons

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    “Letters and gifts are as precious as any old proclamation.
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    “I love how you can leave your stuff all over your floor but you unwrap gifts and open envelopes, which are kind of meant to be ripped, like they were rare historical documents.”
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    How monumental it seemed to be stepping out, a woman with a real job, into real life, her college days through.
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    She was awash with gratitude for the perspective and determined to branch away from her parents’ views of the world.
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    “Remember to value who you are no matter what. Believe you are worth being loved and don’t ever settle.”
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    Living together meant sharing idiosyncrasies with the whole floor.
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    with the intensity of time together and the immersion in life’s details—it seemed that at college, floor-mates got to know each other more quickly and more personally than in high school relationships.
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    Fabric-covered books, their edges powdered with a dust that had become one with the paper, juxtaposed rows of sleek new volumes.
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    . In the absence of the adoring Sparta audience, he was just Andrew Gabel, one among thousands of other clean-slated freshmen trying to stand out.
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    Veronica was truthful and a realist. She was a rule-follower and she had a knack for pulling things back to center and grounding worries in logic
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    Veronica was orderly in her space and her words. Somehow getting the language right aligned with her innate honesty.
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    Everyone looked around awkwardly, tentatively trying to assess one another before a history had been established, before anyone knew who were the slackers or the overachieving, perfectionist control freaks.
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    “Then you have the spoons. Simply put, these are
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    the nerds, the geeks. They don’t poke, they don’t have edge, they’re maybe even bland. Spoons may be wimpy and dull, boring and nervous. Spoons are what you kids call the dorks.”
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    The knives are right in the middle, they have an edge and can be sharp when they need to be. Not too sharp and not too dull. They’re smart. They have drive, fortitude,
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    strength of character, and they may not be as sure of themselves around girls as the forks are, but they will find their confidence.”
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    “You still have to be careful, but the knives are the guys with potential. The nice guys will be in the knife category.”
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    The forks are the guys who are cocky, they’ll poke you. These are the guys to be especially careful of, the forks,
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    The forks,” he explained, “are the guys who won’t care about you. They will make you think they care, but they won’t have any problem playing the field.”
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    “This is the biggest group of guys. The knives are the middle of the road, they’re not cocky like the forks. They may be a little less confident, but not necessarily lacking in confidence.”
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