I was following down a search that was done by someone that led them to my blog and I came across this quote by Eireann on her blog bara and design.
The post is entitled “beauty” .
“I once broke up with someone in part because he didn’t make anything. He didn’t understand the value of making, of materials. He didn’t need to touch things. He didn’t value made things for their innate beauty, the quality of having-been-made.”
I can completely relate to this. If you are a maker, an artist, a musician, it just makes sense to have the most important relationship in your life understand this. Fortunately, mine does.
I realize the only relationships that have worked for me have been those that fit this criteria.
I understand that one of the reasons I teach in the 4th grade room is my fear that our children are losing the value of making. Thanks to many circumstances and people in my life when I was young, I had the opportunity to make things which led to a lifelong career in making. Not everyone wants or has a desire to make things. I guess I just want kids to see the possibilities……and for the value of making to continue to exist.