Hello. My name is Adam!
Genesis 2:7 – “And The Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”
Genesis 2:15 – “Then The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.”
As a Chinese, I heard the story of Nu Wa, who made humans out of mud. As a Christian, I came to know the creation account through the bible. Isn’t it interesting how both accounts talk about mankind being formed out of clay?
As I molded my first clay human, I started to think of why humans are shaped the way we do. Also, why did both accounts choose to use clay as a medium?
Genesis 3:19 – “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”
This is a mystery I will continue to pursue as a potter for a long time to come! In the meantime, let me tend to my garden.. :)
K and I are co-creating. I doodle on ArtRage, and he writes a little story for me. It makes us happy.
I swing my aching legs over the top of the final boulder and collapse, exhausted but relieved. My lungs are on fire, and my head is spinning from the prolonged shortage of oxygen. I am no professional mountaineer, and this trek has been way tougher than I had imagined it would be. But still I have reached the summit, and as I stagger up to look around me I am rewarded with the most spectacular panorama I have ever witnessed. A vast ocean of rolling white clouds stretches out for miles in every direction, blanketing the earth below, broken only by the scattered mountain peaks that float across its surface like jagged, lonely islands. Above me, smoky wisps of cirrus drift lazily by, making it feel as though the ground beneath me is silently moving. I almost have to sit down again..