A lump of ordinary clay
from the amorphous pile of the clay heaped on the floor.
The potter has an end product in mind,
a vessel that will be useful
to its final owner
and a credit to the potter's craftsmanship and experience.
The potter labors
over the clay forming and shaping and
forming it until the final product is realized.
The pot then can be fired and decorated - but
if it cracks or turns out misshapen,
it is no big deal to discard it altogether.
Can we imagine a mere clay pot complaining to the potter?
Does the pot have "rights" of it's own?
and finds useful service
as an ordinary kitchen pot or a beautiful vase,
solely because the potter intended it for such an end.
today is another beautiful SSS.
head over to HEY HARRIET
and enjoy this day to the fullest.