Take a forest of dill, harvested amidst laughter and wonder with your child.
Take an inordinate number of cucumbers. That need scrubbing.
Add bowls full of garlic and hot peppers and nurse stinging fingers and papercuts you didn't know you had.
Add family, a flurry of hands, love, and laughter. The brine can stand in for the tears.
And if you don't make at least 100 jars, what's the point, anyway?
Add a sunset in the country.