I recall a conversation that a friend and I were having. We were talking about people with unique personalities, with idiosyncrasies. She said to me “there is a lid for every pot”. I pondered this, and went on to use this colloquialism I had learned from her from there on after in similar situations.
Well, today at the secondhand shop, I found a bunch of lids for pots. Real life ones, though. And, I thought of my husband. He is my lid. But, also, just yesterday, he was complaining about my use of plates as lids for my pots and pans when I cook. Oh, the complaint didn’t come out of nowhere. He saw a few lids for pots that I had in the pile for donation, and wondered aloud where they were headed off to. This is when he commented on not being aware that we had lids for pots in the house, as I always used plates. But, these lids that I was donating were aluminum, not very versatile. They fit over the boiling pot in a way that allows condensation to drip down the outside of the pot, making a sizzling sound on the burner. It got messy, and I always wondered about it putting out the gaslight. So, into the donation bin they went. They just might be perfect for what somebody else is looking for. After all, there is a lid for every pot, right?
So, back to my secondhand shop trip today. I found three lids for pots, all different sizes, glass, with handles that don’t get hot. I will be giving these to my husband tonight as a gift. He is always so supportive of so many different things. He is my lid.