Over the years many of the bottles were accidently broken – one time a whole window’s worth came tumbling down! – but Mom was always very philosophical about the loss. I’m sure she feels some sadness over the breakage but she always quickly forgives the breaker.
I just spent a lovely week with my mom and dad and I want to thank my mom for teaching me to accept everything and forgive everything and thank my very gregarious dad for being so curious about everything.
Blue: A History of a Color by Michel Paotoureau is a beautiful book. Since I am not buying anything new this year, I bought it used for a reasonable amount on Amazon. Gorgeous!