Remember when we first started our journey together? You were long and clean. You were there. I was desperate for you.
You relieved my teachers of my eyesore of a handwriting. You granted their eyesights no damage whatsoever and helped me to continue my streak as a downright perfectionist.
You were loyal. You stayed with me all the time. Through my first exams, through my happy trips to wherever I wanted to go, through the not so happy days when I felt like killing somebody (but refrained with much willpower).
Time to time, I lost sight of you. Your small frame made you difficult to spot with my failing eyesight. But I would always find you. Because I needed you (though you were perfectly happy without me).
Then you started shrinking. It was such a slow process I almost did not notice. Nevertheless, I had to. As you shrunk, your clothes needed to be trimmed. They were starting to get into my way and into your work. My heart hurt as your clothes became shorter and shorter… as so did your life.
We spent our last days together studying for my mid-year exams. Though you knew your life was going to end, you did not say a word of anger. You stayed supportive by my side, getting rid of every wrongly written word, every wrongly written number, every wrongly written sentence, but also getting rid of yourself. You sat by my side as I dreamt of the delicious carrot cake from ‘The Carousel’, a divine taste I cannot forget, the best cake I’ve ever had (but smallest). You couldn’t taste it. You did not get a chance.
But I’ll let you live. You will now join all my other previous erasers in a small paper box. You will not die. I can’t bear to see that. Please stay happy forever.
To my lovely and loyal eraser, these carrot cake buns with cream cheese fillings are dedicated to you.
To your loyalty and love for me in spite of all I’ve done to you.
P.S.: You can’t eat the buns. So I figured I’ll give you the recipe instead. Its in the ‘Appendix’
(updated pic: 20 June 2011)
This post is going to YEASTSPOTTING!!!
I’m also submitting this to : ASPIRING BAKERS #8 : BREAD SEDUCTION (JUNE 2011)
YAY! Thank you Jasmine of The Sweetylicious for hosting the event!