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The father woke at dawn, walked to where his 13 year old son was deep in slumber. Today the father would impart his years of wisdom to his son just as his father had done. The father woke his son and led him outside, behind the earthen house, to grab two baskets for collecting clay.
The father began sharing the intricacies of pottery while they walked, carrying the thick baskets, to find the best clay. On the way back to the kiln, wood was gathered and added to the thick baskets that would be used for fueling the fire. Back at the kiln, the father taught his son to arrange the wood in the kiln so the heat from the fire would be distributed evenly. Next the clay had to be molded. The farther taught his son how to spin the clay and form a cup. The boy had watched his father for years and was quick show his emerging talent.
At the end of the day the fire was extinguished and the pottery left to cool. As the sun sank behind the horizon, the boy entered into the home and collapsed into his bed. The father sat down next to him and shared the same lesson with his son that his father shared with him. “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven? - Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” - Thich Nhat Hanh