With deft hands, the elderly woman lifted the vase and smoothed out a few rough edges.
“I made that?” he squeaked, totally amazed that he could make something worthwhile.
“You sure did. All you needed was someone to guide you. Now, young lady, it’s your turn and then off you both go to fetch me a cold soda.”
Excited fingers itched to touch the clay.
“I want to make one with a long neck, like the pink one over there.” The girl said as the woman guided her hands.
“That’s one of my favorites and it’s very easy to make. You have a good eye for art,” the woman said.
“Dude, look at what I made,” the girl shouted when she finished. “It’s beautiful.”
“Told you both you could do it — now off you go to fetch my soda.”
They brought back two sodas and watched as the elderly woman made another vase. A few hours later they came back to get their pieces of art.
“Thanks, lady,” they said and surprised her with a hug. “You’re the first person to make us feel like we’re good for something in a long time.”
If you’re having a difficult time and nothing seems to be working out like you planned, let the potter take control and you’ll be surprised at what happens.