For a couple of years, i was studying pottery, and the things I produced still please me despite their inadequacies. If you have ever used a coffee mug made by hand and compared it to one made by machine, you know there really is a difference in energy. regardless of the potter’s skill or lack of skill, the hand-made item will have its own energy in a way the machine-made item will not.
This is not a political statement! Where would we be without so many machine-made objects to make our lives more convenient? Nonetheless, here I am speaking specifically of energy.