Am I But Sawdust

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Blog entry by JAGWAH posted 12-21-2009 08:03 AM 1304 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I ponder the shavings on my shop floor and ask,
”Have I done an injustice. Have I left too much on the floor, too little on the piece to justify the loss of so great a spirit.”

In my life as this tree, when I am felled….

Will I have lived well enough? Will the essence of my life be used to create something else, greater, or will I lie mostly as shavings on some craftsman’s floor?

A noble effort to a failed purpose.

To be pondered upon as a great effort failed or the definition of a great piece created. Maybe it’s enough to have been in the hand of a craftsman. Even as shavings there would be equally a life fulfilled.

Purpose given, Purpose taken, Purpose none the less.

So to these shavings I say thank you, for giving form and function to my creations, for showing me my life. That I might be so humble to lie on some Master’s floor. That I too might justify so great a spirit.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#1 posted 12-21-2009 11:24 AM

Very deep Jag – I love it. Questions on life.

It gave me chills.

Are you the author?

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#2 posted 12-21-2009 02:22 PM

Thank you…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 12-21-2009 03:15 PM


-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#4 posted 12-21-2009 06:56 PM

Nice outlook. Will we all measure up when the time comes? I only strive to keep life in harmony, and hope the scales settle in a fulfilling balance when the day is done.

Thank You


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 12-21-2009 06:56 PM

Thank you Jagwah. Brought tears to my eyes.


-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#6 posted 01-15-2010 06:27 PM

This is awsome JAGWAH.


-- Robin Renee'

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