Since Easter will soon be upon us and young and old alike will be scampering around searching for the golden egg, I thought this would be a good time to share a little story about an impromptu creation.
On New Year’s Day, my friend, Ying presented me with an auspicious gift to welcome the New Year with prosperity and good fortune. What could it be? As I carefully untied the special wrapping, its contents revealed six colorful eggs from her five colorful chickens. Lena, her daughter had carefully labeled the bearer of each one, lest I not get confused.
At that instant, I was so taken by their soft, delicate and finely nuanced color. Now I know, Martha Stewart founded a paint line decades ago based on the colors of her beautiful hen's eggs, but this was a first for me. The only ones I’ve ever known were white. (How considerate it was for Eggland’s Best to put my initials on their eggs. Why thank you, EB!)
Well, since these were not just any ordinary eggs, I put them in a pan and boiled them up for immediate consumption knowing they contained magical powers.
Upon cooking them up in a frothy boil and gingerly peeling off their outer layer, I just could not bring myself to discard the shells. The elegant shattered pieces were the essence of refinement with their subtle hues. Although it was merely a hushed whisper, they demanded to take on a new form and summoned my creativity. Thus, a mosaic was born. Of course, it was only appropriate that I should assemble them into a rooster.
Okay, I know, I’m not exactly walking on egg shells in this rambling about my little fella and his diminutive form, but let me show you a mosaic on which you are supposed to walk. This is the foyer floor of my friend, Anne’s house. Isn’t it amazing? It’s one of many of her many fabulous creations.
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