Last week, I shared some of Hub's artwork with you. The warm response it received made me elect to share a bit more. Just a reminder that these were all crafted by hand. BY HAND! It amazes me still, every time I look at them...
Striving to achieve a "Homemade Living" as we do involves more, at least for the two of us, then just chickens, canning, bees, and the like. It means creativity and artistic ingenuity. It also means patience, perseverance, and deliberation. Glenn is the poster child for these things. He's got more patience in his pinkie finger than I've got in my entire body, and that's saying something because, aside from when I'm ravenously hungry, I'm a pretty patient, delayed gratification sort of gal.
When the cats are screaming at us because it's 7 a.m. and they want their breakfast NOW, it barely phases him. When everyone else is all aflutter to make some hasty decision, he's weighing, patiently, all the possible outcomes and scenarios before acting. This is clearly evidenced in his art work. He'll be a splendid Papa to wee Nugget on account of this.
When I was little, my mom had my brother and I repeat a call-and-return series of words related to patience. It went:
Mom: What is patience?
Me and my brother: A virtue.
Mom: And what is a virtue?
Us: A virtue is "good."
Mom: So what are you going to be?
I hated saying that little aphorism when I was young. I fully see the merit of it now, though. A well-lived life, a deeply satisfying "Homemade Living" sort of life, takes patience. It takes steadfastness. It takes clearheadedness. It takes commitment. Glenn's got all of that in spades.