Monday, January 18, 2010

This painting features a mortar and pestle that my husband's grandmother brought when she emigrated from Rhodes. It is a heavy thing to have packed and carried across the ocean, but it is a beautiful and useful item. We use it sometimes to grind nuts or spices. It's lucky to have anything from your ancestors, but especially sweet to have a tool -- something they held in their hands to do useful work.

There's also some fruit in the painting which has since been eaten. The painting doesn't have a title, and neither does this post.

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