The stone I finished yesterday, adorned with delicious little handmade clay beads from my neighbor Haddie up the road. One of a handful I'm sending off to the Sheldon Museum of Art's shop in November.
It reminds me of the jungle reclaiming long-forgotten relics like the ruins I saw in the jungle in Belize, tucked away in the vegetation. Our guide explained that there were ruins all over, there were so many that they were commonplace, nothing special.
It was anything but commonplace to me. I love the feeling of discovery, it speaks to my inner explorer. I always wanted to be Jacques Cousteau or Indiana Jones when I grew up. When we were kids, my cousins and I would dig up blue mason jars, molasses jugs, Victorian button-up shoes, and more from alongside the railroad tracks. These things filled us with excitement. Far from ordinary, far from commonplace, these were real treasures.
Now my discoveries are found in the woods and most of my excavating is done at the antique store but I still get that thrill when I find the good stuff. Treasure.
How about you? Do you have an inner explorer? A treasure-hunter lurking under the surface?