Updated: Sep 13, 2021
At the Jewish new year (in the fall), Jews customarily share apples and honey to
offer and share hopes for a sweet new year.
This painting depicts a plate of apples prepared for that purpose and shows contrasting colors, shapes, and textures. Perhaps paradoxically, the center of the painting is not an apple but rather a half grape atop an apple slice.
The Jewish new year is already three months past, but nothing prevents us from offering apples, honey, and hopes of sweetness for the secular new year as well. Best Wishes for a Happy Healthy New Year!!
Oil on Linen
8 x 8 in
Everyone knew you shouldn't go biting into fruit offered to you by magical creatures in the woods, even if you'd thought until just five minutes ago that such stories were,
you know, only stories. Molly Ringle
The Goblins of Bellwater
The old order changeth, yielding place to new,
And God fulfills Himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
You are the sunshine of my life, That's
why I'll always be around,
You are the apple of my eye, Forever
you'll stay in my heart.
You Are The Sunshine of My Life
For some stories, it's easy. The moral of
'The Three Bears,' for instance is "Never break into someone else's house." The moral of 'Snow White' is "Never eat apples." The moral of World War I is
"Never assassinate Archduke Ferdinand."
Art as an Oasis™
Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger
providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares
complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.