6" x 6" watercolor on 140 lb Arches
My mom and dad had this set of salt and pepper shakers when I was a kid, and I now have them in my cupboard. Even though I rarely use them, they remain partially filled, ready for service at a moment's notice. How many hands have touched and tipped these glass containers I wonder? What was said at the meals where they were at the center of the table?
Both of my parents have "passed on" as the expression goes. I was a late baby - arriving when my mom was 40 years old. One thing that was important to her was family around the table, enjoying her cooking, and so most Sundays would find us together, laughing, talking and eating. My children remember those meals quite vividly, and now they value our time together as family as well. What an important heritage to have, and what a wonderful value to live by, and instill in your children. Laughter, time together, good food... salt and pepper.