At Letters From Earth, Andrew Evans celebrates the wonders of farming and crafting clay pots — two occupations based on making something out of dirt with honest labor.
I found this beautiful writing. Read the full version story. Do yo know why I love this blog post? Because I miss Pottery–playing with clay and the wheels to turn something into an artsy artistic ceramics.
What kind of surprises could the year be?
I once asked my self. What do I really want in life? Until I finally reached a pointless point where I felt like I have been lost too much. Yet, I feel Allah is too generous to me. When I really didnt know where to go, he just opened a door. He showed me the way I never expected too risky sometimes and lonely to be honest. But, that way I could reflect more, learn things I have never thought I would, from the “most dirty” until then I dont know yet. I enjoy freelancing, and doing such things. But, there are moments that people you love expect you more. But, do you love yourself more? Or perhaps, there is always a gap between self perception and the glass-ceiling metaphor.
One day, Pak Andi told me about decision. Do things, prove what you can do to yourownself not to me nor to others. At some other times, he told me, “Sometimes we dont have to comprehend the whole things when they are beyond our capacity and dont take things personally, which are true to me.”
But, have you ever quit from doing things? Why would you give up? Could you help me?
Some other time, Pak Andi, again, told me. He once quit from his job because he chose to. He chose to reach what he believes is the best for him. But, I should not give up on myself and my own belief and my own dream, shouldnt I?
So, how would you decide which way is the best way? What makes you stay and what makes you leave? What makes you strive for and what makes you give up? Could you help me?
I only wish the year that has been passed already, was the best year I could make to my own self, to the Creator, and every beloved one. And I wish that the upcoming one would draw me closer to The Creator as a person to be the best I can be, to do the best I can give, and to find a way. Bismillah.