Day: January 3, 2021

From the Daily Sip: Leaving a mark

We all want to “make our mark” on the soft clay of our lives and the lives of others.  The word “humble” comes from the word “humus” or “earth.”  To be in the mud – the dirt – the clay, is a humble place. You should see the mess I make after a day of making 50 tea bowls – clay in my hair, on my glasses, under my fingernails, all over my clothes.

That First Gaze

“In each case what I remember most, of course, is the child.  Our grandson was handed to us wrapped in a soft, little white blanket, his tiny hands fisting in a way that took my breath away.  He opened his eyes and looked at me, and I knew I would do anything for this little soul.”