We realize that stuff, as silly as it may seem, always begin with things. Things become stuff. Is it arguable? Maybe. But the things that become stuff are very important, and we must undertand them and their relevance. These things assembled are stuff. The stuff that is appreciated. Why don’t we appreciate the things?
What came first, The chicken or the egg? We may never know the answer to that question. What comes first, things or stuff? The obvious answer is things, the very things we tend to take for granted. We do try to organize our things. Maybe mark them to know their placement. We cut them, plane them, shape them, and sand them. Then they sit. Unattended to, until their final destination. The destination we so dearly appreciate. They become the stuff people admire or discount.
So how do we go about appreciating these things? We can spend more time with them. We can photo them and share them, as I am now. We can explain their existance and give them a purpose. Their purpose is to become a part of stuff. What part? Why is that part important? Do we care about that part? We surely do because it is part of the stuff, and must be designed to make the stuff look good. So we work with these things. Shaping them into a design that is likeable. Maybe likeable to everyone, maybe just the maker. The maker is who matters. They are the ones spending the time with these things. Sometimes finding that the things hate them. The things try to escape at times. Trying to run away off the bench just to fall to the floor and hurt itself. Maybe they ask the saw for help in their escape, and the saw abides by shooting it through the wall, first leaving a scar on the maker for cutting it first.
So we really can appreciate these things. We seemingly choose not to. We stack them, stash them, and store them. We put them away so they aren’t in the way. It just so happens that if you are working with these things, leaving them out to appreciate them will do two things. Number one they will make you think. Are you doing the right thing with these things? Secondly they will be in the way. The things will bother you, beg you, submit you into making time. Time needed to work with these things and make them stuff.
So we do work with these things. The begging and bothering forces us to move forward. We are weak. We love these things and cannot leave them be. We need them close, we need them to become the stuff we so dearly want appreciated. So we carve, inlay, tweak, and add other things. We can even add things to become rings. Then you have things with rings of things. Seemingly enough these things with rings of things still need to become part of other things in order to become stuff. So my thing with rings will remain there on the bench. In my way, begging me to make time. And so I will, and it will soon become stuff. But for now it is appreciated, liked, admired, as a thing of things, my thing with rings.
-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~