This Story is Not About a Plate

At least, it’s not JUST about the plate

Amanda Kay Oaks
Age of Empathy
Published in
4 min readMay 23, 2023

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Photo of an Applebee’s, from Nation’s Restaurant News

This morning, I ate a slice of toast off a plate that’s been in my life longer than anything else in our kitchen. It’s a small red appetizer plate, like the ones they had at Applebee’s in the early 2000s.

Well, actually, it is exactly a plate they had in Applebee’s in the early 2000s, because it literally came from an…

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Amanda Kay Oaks
Age of Empathy

Pittsburgh-based writer & wearer of many metaphorical hats. Making words about books, pop culture, witchery, health, travel, and more! She/her.