On my return trip from Vermont in August, I took the route from Bennington through New York. It is less traveled than Route 7 and therefore a nicer drive. In a small town in western Mass, I noticed a weathered old woman sitting in front of an antiques store. Her shop contained a crowded collection of objects in several dingy rooms which she complemented with a robust set of political views sharply critical of recent news. She had enough on her mind in need of sharing for me to have time to find a small yellow ceramic teapot, offered at a significant discount due to our partisan sympathies, stamped underneath with the brand “Salada”.
ABOVE: Salada Teapot, gouache, 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm), 09/08/11