I have a couple of pots that have been well used. They have been used, messed up, scrubbed, and used some more. I imagine one day they will be completely worn and dull. I can’t imagine any better way to be.
The Easy-Living Pot
I have a pot I barely use. It’s in pristine condition. It’s clean and looks sharp from any angle. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone thought it was brand new.
If it were a person, it would be sitting back in a hammock on a beach somewhere sipping on a tropical drink. The only care it would have in the world would be when to apply sunblock.
The Hard Work of Pot-Based Living
The worn pots on the other hand, have some dings and scratches. It’s not surprising. They are used all the time. In fact, I imagine they will have quite a few more dings and scratches as life goes on.
These are the pots that enrich the lives of me and my family. They cook the food that feed and nourish us, almost daily. They make dishes that we eat as we sit around the dinner table laughing and sharing stories. They fill our stomachs and our hearts full.
Why not Be Well Worn?
Many people love the pristine pots. They envy them for all the beauty and leisurely awe they provide.
But I like my well-worn pots. They may have dings and scratches, but I see great beauty in the joy they bring.