Item #17389 A Mealtime Blessing. Windowpane Press.
A Mealtime Blessing.

A Mealtime Blessing.

Seattle: Windowpane Press, 1995. No limitation given. In an 8 x 1 in. paper wrapper printed in gold with facts about the poor working conditions faced by Mexican laborers in California. Panels are printed in gold, brown, and purple on a Vandercook SP15 from photoengraved plates. Art by Jennifer Kennard. A fine copy. Flexible paper-covered board panels in a hand-sewn palm book format, bound at opposite ends with twine. Based on the palm book structures found throughout Central and Southern Asia, dating from 450 CE. Beige paper label titled in purple. Beige paper wrapper. Seven folding panels (8 x 1 in. folded, 8 x 11 in. unfolded). Item #17389

Norman writes on the colophon,“I learned this mealtime grace when my children and I were visiting my dear friend Jill Littlewood who learned it from a friend of hers. The blessing concludes with a squeeze of hands that travels around the table from one person to the next. This book is meant to be like that pressing of palms: acknowledging with gratefulness family, friends and the bounties which some of us are so fortunate to receive.” She also notes that a “percentage of the proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to a local food bank.” The grace is inspired by mealtime blessings used in Waldorf schools.

Price: $65.00

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