I broke one of my favorite glasses today. I loved it. It was the perfect size for a drink at meal time, fit okay in my hand and had a very simple, clean design but, most of all, I loved the color! Cobalt Blue. Very intense and bold but, still, simple. I only had two left from a set of…how many?
I went to put it in the sink of soapy dishwater and it slipped and hit the hard rim of the porcelain sink and broke instantly. When things like this happen, I notice a split second moment of denial (as in the 7 stages of grief when we lose someone). My mind begged to stop and do an instant replay. This happened so fast and I traveled past this unlikely scenario so quickly I hardly noticed the thought process. Next comes acceptance. At that point, I scooped up the three broken pieces (the glass was thick and strong and refused to shatter completely) and I put them in the garbage.
I thought how pretty they were, even in the garbage and decided to retrieve them and play with them on a newly discovered photo enhancement site, Pic Monkey.
Spent, or rather wasted, some time getting it how I wanted it and saved it and am now sharing it with my Photo 101 class. I thought it fit quite well in the topic of glass. Cobalt blue glass, what a beautiful color!