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The mason in us
Events in our lives blow at us constantly, eroding our brick, structure and foundation, exposing our cracks and fissures. Eventually, we are required to do some patchwork to keep ourselves healthy.
Masonry, a profession not nearly as common today, brings us insights into the work we do. Using mortar and a few building blocks such as brick, stone, marble, granite and more, a mason weaves them together to create integrity in a structure.
As a structure gets old, patchwork is necessary to fix weak areas, erosion and breakage to renew the structure's sanctity.
The quality of patchwork varies greatly from materials used, quality of the mortar and even the work(wo)manship.
Such work can be light and surface-level only—the type of work that is quick, simple and looks good.
It can also be a long process that requires effort and a deeper look at the fissures and imperfections of the stones. The type of work that gets to the tiny cracks and creates durability.
Events in our lives blow at us constantly, eroding our brick, structure and foundation, exposing our cracks and fissures. Eventually, we are required to do some patchwork to keep ourselves strong and healthy.
We can choose quick and surface-level to make it look good and get us going quickly, although knowing it won't last.
Or we can invest more time, learn to discover and appreciate our beautiful imperfections, do the deep work and finish with a stronger and healthier foundation, one built for the ages.
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