I really enjoyed sitting down with that bag of pecans and teaching my girls where nuts come from and how you get them out to enjoy. We were all just sitting and concentrating and in our thoughts and silence. Then one of us would show off a prized whole nut that was pulled out of a shell. I also got to tell them where the pecans came from and how when I was a girl Mitch and I would go out there and eat pecans. We would get two pecans in our hands and squeeze them together to crack them against themselves.
Cracking nuts really is an art to master.
It's a simple thing that has gotten a bit lost.