We Drink Out of Jars

Yes, I mean that. I do not buy glasses for the consumption of liquids, I simply save jars and use those. They are glass, thick and hard to break. I don’t feel bad when one gets chipped or broken. They are free *and* we are keeping something out of the landfill. What’s not to love? Well…to be honest, we’ve had a few guests who have turned up their noses at first and that is a little bit embarrassing. Eventually though, they get thirsty and get over it.

What kind of jars do we save? We have our favorites, absolutely. Bon Maman jelly jars are number one on our list. They are actually attractive. Then there are the Green Mountain Gringo jars, large enough for a goodly amount of cold water on a hot day. Then there are the big jars, salsa and honey jars, which are used for outside activities like mowing grass or working on the lawn mower. We also have a few tiny jelly jars which (it suddenly occurs to me) would make excellent shot glasses.
Someday maybe I’ll buy new, thin, glassware for drinking out of but for now I am happy with the way things are and those guests whose noses sought thinner air over our jars? I don’t invite them back.

About Bettina Colonna Essert

Illuminated Magdalene High Priestess and facilitator of empowerment and healing circles for girls and women, including a monthly Red Tent Temple. BA in English, minor in anthropology. Waldorf homeschool mom. Reiki master, cranial sacral therapist, herbalist, menstruvist, feminist, epicurian.
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