A Soothing Spoon.
That’s what she was looking for, she told me, as she examined a basket of my hand-carved wood spoons.
She was in a meditation class where she was learning to focus. To focus so that all the day’s tasks and concerns could be released – if just for a few minutes.
Those in her meditation class used an object to help their focus in the mind-clearing activity.
One of my spoons could be just that object, she said, because she could hold the spoon and rub her thumb against the bowl of the spoon, focusing on the tactile texture of the spoon.
She selected a spoon and examined the size and the color and grain of the wood.
She rubbed the bowl of the spoon.
She then tried another spoon.
After several spoons, she had made her selection. A cherry spoon that, when not being used for focusing, could be used for stirring her tea.
I’m always interested in how people use my hand-crafted wood items. I hope she is finding more focus and calmness in her life – even beyond the meditation class.