I bought myself a beautiful tin of artists pencils today. The shades have fantastic names like Vandyke Brown, Phthalo Blue Green and Pansy Violet. Each pencil is fashioned from chalk, china clay, pigment and wood in a natural stain.
This might sound kind of odd but my tin of pencils is a statement of faith. Faith in myself that I can use this new commodity of time to be creative, to be at peace, to produce something of beauty.