“Give Me Wine to Wash Me Clean of the Weather-stains of Care” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. [Quote on base of the bottle.] In an early, Persian-inspired poem, Ralph Waldo Emerson famously wrote, "Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather-stains of care.” The daily grind of life places burdens on all of us. Even in my own blessed existence, I sometimes feel the weight of the world. Yet, inspired by Emerson, a little wine and a right attitude can wash away these feelings. This sculpture, even though sorrowful at first glance, hopefully inspires you to endure and overcome your own struggles.