I found this quote on my friend Melynn Allen’s blog Breathing Easy. She is a talented potter, and so knows from experience what this quote really says.
To pour so much love and attention into something that comes to nothing– well, one laughs or cries or perhaps both.
“I came closest to understanding the heart of God one day when one of the potters opened his kiln after months of tedious work, only to find that every vessel had warped or cracked except one tiny cup which he picked up and held quietly in his hands. And he stood at the gaping kiln and cried.”
by Nell L. Kennedy, “Worthy Vessels”