From Juliana Hung:
The Wax Apple
Grandmother had a driver who had taken her
around for thirty years, and he was my ride too if
I wanted to go out to the countryside. She would
always want to come, though. Grandmother was
never a homebody. I don’t think she’d spent a
whole day inside her entire life. We’d go out to look
around and she’d be on her phone calling people,
like cousins and father’s accountant’s wife. How
could they say no about joining us for lunch? She
had been a teacher in the small town where she
met my grandfather, and together they had traveled
everywhere. One trip, she brought back gold rings
with elephant hair embedded in them. She gave
me one, and I found another rummaging through
her things, and wear them both every day. If you
went over to her house, grandmother would ask,
“Did you eat yet?” and suddenly there would be
pineapple cake or maybe a sliced wax apple, stuck
with tiny toothpicks.
The Wax Apple is all the things that are like a day
with my Grandmother.
All the products are selected together with
Grandmother and all made in Taiwan.
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