Good Morning, God!
What a strange juxtaposition — the 500 hats of Bartholomew Cubbins AND the pots that we find ourselves in — or put others in.
Pots and Hats? I guess, God, that it started when it occurred to me that we are probably “involved” in several pots — maybe LOTS of POTS! When I label someone — and I try not to do that — I put that person in a pot. Even a “good label” can stifle growth. Children praised by the teacher for being “SMART” often don’t want to risk their label by trying something harder — they might fail and lose their label. But children who are praised for being “A HARD WORKER” will keep on tackling hard problems and end up learning more. But back to Hats!
Gosh, God, it has been years since I read the story. I think what I loved about it as a child was how the hats got better and better! They became fantabulous Dr. Seuss hats — original and ornate to the max. I loved them!
I guess I was thinking that maybe our pots can get to be like that.
Maybe as we outgrow an old pot we can design a Dr. Seuss type pot? I confess, God, that the pots that have been in my mind up until now have been pretty dull! They were just Black or green plastic pots — like you can buy at Longs. But now I remember Italian ceramic pots! Pots with flowers and birds and designs all over them in warm Mediterranean colors. But, of course, Dr. Seuss would do even better than that!
The JOY is in the trying! And no one is going to know how big and outlandish my pots are! Can I have more than one? Maybe not 500 — but there really aren’t limits to this — right, God? You’re not like the King in the story. You delight Yourself in us.
I can even be like the Silverswords — pulling up my roots and DANCING in the moonlight!