Raku pottery

You don’t have to literally survive a fire or be a super deep thinker to get it. It’s not really a big stretch. Pottery is fragile until it’s been fired. Clay is carefully sculpted with an attentive touch and only holds its shape when it’s put in a kiln at over 1000 degrees Celsius and exposed to extreme temperatures.

We’re like that too. We’re more soft and susceptible to damage before we’ve seen hard times. After we’ve been through some shit, it hardens us and leaves us more likely to survive.

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