Maybe the painting should be sub-titled “Just another Ship in A Bottle”.
The ship enclosed in this mason jar however is an image of The Melita. It was the passenger ship that carried a young Phoebe Connor, her parents, brothers, and sister to Canada as they immigrated in 1920’s. The aforementioned Phoebe was my mom, so the Melita at least to me will never be just another ship.
It’s been quite a year, full of dark days for far too many. The only way to really deal with any of it is to have a sturdy dose of ” The Best Preserve”. I’m hoping that in the coming days you will have it poured out on you, and in turn, you will shower it on others.