Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.--Emily Dickinson*******Full of figurative language, this poem is an extended metaphor. In it, Emily Dickinson is transforming hope into a bird (Dickinson is said to have loved birds) that is ever present in the human soul. It sings, especially when times get rough. This tile illuminates that concept, that Hope has feathers and it can, like a bird, perch in the human soul. Not only is Hope feathery, it can sing!
To our children we give two things - one is roots, the other wings.--Hodding Carter*******Unlike any other before or after, this Spiritile was inspired by the origins of Houston Llew. Houston's mother had a big hand in encouraging him to pursue art, introducing him to the master enamelist Zingaro and offering guidance whenever he felt stuck. Houston designed this tile and used its signature bird in his logo as a dedication to family giving you the roots to grow and the wings to succeed.
You are like a fresh cup of coffee first thing in the morning.--Unknown*******Upon waking, the day opens slowly. We rise out of bed with hazy ideas about our next steps in mind. Stretch, turn on the light, blearily look around, pad out to the kitchen, prepare the morning brew. Wait. Let it steep. Take in the aroma. This first cup of the day is meaningful. It sets the tone for our morning. It can be an experience we rely on to receive the day with delight. Some people in our lives are like this. Spending time with them is a “wake up” and a source of joy. We are rejuvenated by their presence, and grateful for what they bring to our life. Whether it’s a friend, a mentor, a sibling, or a partner, they represent that first cup of coffee, spurring us on to greater days.