Beautiful Vase / February 24, 2019 / Salma Pope
The room emptied except for one child who toiled in silence. The little hands did not sweep across the page in a glorious burst of colors, but rather traced shadows of lines with diligence and care. Every once in a while, the child would rest his head on one hand, as he studied the page and contemplated the next move of the crayon.
The teacher continued, "The candle will illuminate the cracks in the vase, so you can see them better. When you can see the cracks clearly, then you will know what you need to do about them. In the meantime, the candle will shine its light through the cracks, and it will fill the vase with warmth. It does not have to be full of flowers to be beautiful in some other special way."
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