My grandfather and I always had to sit next to one another at family holidays so the others didn't have to constantly pass the gravy between us. So for that sentimental reason I love that utensil. I connect to the ladle because it brings warmth and comfort to my soul. It is big enough to scoop up all the good stuff life has to offer, and while it sometimes brings in some unwanted bad stuff, it's edges can be used to cut those nasty critters out. The Gravy Ladle represents my versatility and an abundance for living!