“Slice a pear and you will find that its flesh is incandescent white. It glows with inner light. Those who carry a knife and a pear are never afraid of the dark” – Yann Martel

Or a ‘can opener’. I was brought up on a council estate diet of canned fruit, meat and veg – yay for the 1970s – we could get a whole roast dinner out of a tin. 

There’s something about tinned food that speaks to me.

Look beyond the obvious and don’t write off the seemingly mundane.