Hand Prints

We put our hands in wet clay this month.

It was fun.

And when glazed and fired in a kiln, it’s a gift that is one of a kind.

But also it makes an important artifact.

Kids at this age are changing so fast that before you know it they are missing teeth, are twice as big, have all kinds of new likes and dislikes– you know how it goes.

Just about the only thing that will always remain the same about them is the pattern of lines on that hand print.  Like fingerprints, they are each unique and unchanging.

Go ahead– compare the lines 20, 30 years from now.

Eventually they will be grown-ups too– but a ceramic hand print is a way to say: This is who I was.  It is still, deep down, who I am.

I hope you like them.



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