You know, this is the food processor that will outlast the best, yes, even the Cadillacs of the industry-the Cuisinarts, the Mieles, Osters, Black and Deckers and the Kitchen Aids...
In Mexico, they are called metates. It's been used to process and grind foods for centuries. Primitive? Perhaps. Functional. Indeed. And, built to last.
This is one brought back to me by a friend who went down to Mexico. I had asked him to bring me back a metate (he was driving down to get other things, so I thought I'd ask). Had to explain to him what it was. I did want to use it for what it was made for (for processing and grinding food), but after I got it, I realized that this was made for the tourists-as a souvenir. It wasn't made for the functional aspect. So, it became a part of my yard art. Which, in turn, made for a great early morning yard shadow.
"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." (Martin Luther King)
Every week, a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted! You can view all of my 2011 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account.
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