Our time with the Patra vessel (#45) saw many events and changes. New pets, Ava’s first words, parties, good times, challenges and victories at work. All these things played out in the central living area in our lives and most of them with the vessel.
When we remodeled our home our new fireplace was designed with two prominent niches for display purposes. During the construction, we bought a beautiful marble Ganesh to remember our motorcycle trip through India and Bhutan and it occupies one of the niches. The other niche does not have a permanent object on display. it has held a mandolin, a Japanese signal lantern, Christmas decorations, but for these past months, the Patra vessel. It has been more than a fitting object for the space. But now it begs us to go on our next adventure and find a permanent object for display.
So it goes with beauty and meaning in life, it is with us today and passes like the seasons…and then we go searching for more.
The vessel is now with Clint and Lorna Sly. I hope it brings them much beauty and meaning as it has for us.
Heather and I both felt that it couldn’t get any more significant than to be with us through our nuptials and weekend of celebrating with those we love.
a photo of the Patra in our front entry
Lorna and I enjoyed having the Patra vessel in our home for a few months. Not only is it beautiful, but it was a daily reminder of how grateful we are and that someone waits every day to be fed.
While in our home, we decided to help those who are less fortunate in third world countries. Thru the death of a friends father we learned of Kiva.org, a non for profit organization that leverages the power of the internet to connect people around the world with the mission of alleviating poverty.
In short, we made 182 micro finance loans in 20 third world countries, helping families with the most basic of needs, primarily housing.
Your gift, the vessel, unified us with others in need, and it expanded our boundaries around the world, for that we are grateful.
Thank you for the gift of the Patra Vessel and the opportunity.
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