My blog searching usally gives me insight into the way others live their lives, their creativness in sharing their talents, it helps inspire me.
I applaud those that really give beauty to others and their living environments.
I can across this wonderful video titled:
"RENATE HILLER-"ON HANDWORK"
Trent Gillis Senior Editor for “On Being” wrote this about Renate;
Using our hands grounds us — in work and in relationship. As we create something, hopefully beautiful, with our hands, we are transforming our moral and social senses. We evolve; we change. We notice things that we passed over the day before: the curve in a sidewalk to make way for a tree in the boulevard, the purl of a scarf, the transition of a capital that greets the ceiling. We observe the mundane and see it anew. The process of creating through the hands becomes a spiritual practice.
Ms. Heller strings together so many “threads” that help me think about raising children; about living a fuller, more physically experiential work life (yes, even about writing marginalia in a script rather than using the track changes option in Word); about hearing differently the many stories from folks who write in to the program, especially the passionate accounts of people and their gardens.
There’s something so honest and pure about her thought — that we gain a deeper, more meaningful relationship with our own humanity and our greater world by using our hands.
If I had children still living at home, I would sit them down
and have them listen to the message that Renate shares in this video.
It is a message for our time.