BBBH made this snapshot with her smartphone. The setting is the tabletop in the sunroom. Quite ordinary, is it not?
At first blush, so it would seem. Yet it is representative of much of life as we live it. I asked her to send a copy to me so that I could use it here. Thanks, Baby.
The focal point would be the tomatoes, the end of the crop. The display represents the work involved in turning the soil, setting the plants, nurturing and watering them throughout the long days of summer. The yellow, red, and green, show stages in development, and variety in cultivars. The yellow and the red are reminders of the juicy enjoyment from July to October, and the green suggests that the plants were willing to continue production, but time ran out. As it shall for us all.
The items in the foreground, the newspaper, the tv control, are reminders that we are not in this alone. There is a big world surrounding us, and while we may be the center of our own little world, we are by no means the focus of the universe. Will we leave a mark when we are gone?
The gameboard in the background reminds us that leisure time does not have to be wasted time. Keeping the old minds sharp! Yes, there is a score sheet, though just out of the picture, top right. This a reminder that even in our world of cooperation and amity there is still a competitive nature within us. A reminder, too, that as much as I wish it otherwise my score is not always the higher.
Nourishment for the body and for the mind.
The last of the Uncle Jeptha Tales
appeared here on September 25.
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