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The Siphon

Sometimes I drink soda just to use a siphon.

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Sometimes I drink soda just to use a  siphon . While a physicist could tell me that I am a salame (I ignore any principle of physics; in school it was hard for me to understand the Uniform Rectilinear Movement), for me it is magic. Squeeze a lever and let  water come out and on top with gas!  The summum of emotion came to me when I discovered the home siphon. Let's mention the brand, it deserves it - the famous Drago. I still remember the day he was introduced to me. I was in Munro, at my grandfather's house, and I saw him put water from the bobbin in a metal container, screw the lid and use a carafe to give it gas. I remember the fear it gave me, I thought I was going to blow up the kitchen (in my house there was a gas carafe and my dad had been very eloquent with the question of not touching it, that it was very dangerous). But no. Nothing blew up and my grandfather had turned water into soda. I felt like when Aureliano Buendía met the ice from his father's hand.  Magic .

I got mine today. And I understand a few more things, and magic is getting less and less (why when we grow up we see less magic in the world? Will it stop or stop perceiving it?, but there is something about the siphon (of any siphon) that still amazes me. It is an object built to last. It is used,  recycled , used again. The delivery man comes, takes him and leaves you a few full. If you are a regular buyer, a relationship with the siphon is generated. The day before the cast, you have to remember to leave them at the door. At a time when we are messing the world at unsuspected levels, when everything is disposable (from napkins to personal relationships) I think using siphon is a way of resistance. Maybe that's why I like   soda  . When I take it, I feel  free .

Publication Date: 20/04/2018

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