Me, sea urchin

Milouin invites the new protagonist of your “Me, product” section. A playful text in which a product or a living material is told in the first person in an impertinent, funny and poetic tone. Me, product.

"If we judged things by appearances, no one would ever have wanted to eat a sea urchin" said Marcel Pagnol. It is true that at first glance, I do not dream, I rather arouse curiosity with my small size, round, covered with quills.

Despite everything, I still have style because I wear dresses of different colors, but it seems that the one that suits me best is purple.
I spend most of my time frolicking thanks to my long spines which are also my best means of defence… except for Man, who does not hesitate to pick me up at the bottom of the sea in order to revel in my games. most intimate.

I am picked up in quantity because they say of me that I am a delicacy with a delicate taste and an original appearance. We even dispute the origin of my quality, but Breton or Mediterranean, I remain the real little treasure of the sea.
With me, beauty does not only come from within because I also know how to make myself appreciated for my pretty shapes: after a little freshening up and a full spine, I am the perfect little original decorative object and necessarily bearer of sweet memories. at the water's edge.

So don't be surprised to find me in big houses, not only at the table on your plates to delight the taste buds of the finest gourmets, but also placed, here and there, on a counter, a shelf, facing the sea, as if to offer me to take advantage again of the one who saw me born. With all that some will say that I have the tongue hanging out, but I can afford it: I have five!

Text: Sonia Ben Abdeslem
Illustration: Pascal Drai