Pewter Vessel (Day 9/365)
It is near the bar area where Jerry and I often have breakfast that within this small pewter piece I keep packets of sweetener. Often at the end of the meal, I pick it up and rub my hands over its edges, admiring its form and feel. I consider it to be beautiful. It is old and of little monetary value, but its simple being brings me pleasure.
Simple is good. Plain is nice. Doing what we’re designed to do is pretty neat. Ever try to be something you’re not? Put on airs? Wrap up in a coat of pretension? Silly, isn’t it? My honest pewter vessel would join those of frank failure were it to posture itself as a silver candelabra or as an important center piece for a banquet table. But to serve up sugar or to showcase a single pansy or to present a rare scrap of weed….unsurpassed.
In response to Tena’s comment about the difference in the color of her pewter and of this piece, I have taken a couple of shots in daylight. These show a remarkable difference from those taken with artificial lighting, although the gold tones also show in these.