PHOTO CHALLENGE: Container “From “Don’t judge a book by its cover” to “Don’t look at the jug, but at what it contains” (an old Rabbinic saying), we’re constantly taught that the contents of things are more important than the vessels, wrappers, and boxes that hold them in place. This week, let’s give outer shells their due and focus our lenses on things that contain other things.”
We stopped at a country hardware/garden center in Hillsdale, NY, while driving home after a week of music in the Berkshires; and spotted a bowl of eggs with a hand-scribbled sign that read “Eggs $.35 each, $4.00 a dozen. They had been dropped off earlier that morning by a local woman with fresh eggs to spare. We couldn’t resist the perfectly, imperfect, recently-laid eggs, and the anticipation of a fluffy scrambled eggs breakfast at home, so of course, we purchased a dozen (leaving a solitary egg in the basket). In this photograph, egg shells, perfect containers to the eggs within, are nestled softly and securely in the rustic, cardboard, egg carton!