I'm officially making this a discussion topic. Go, read, come back and share your thoughts. This is powerful stuff.
"When craft is practiced at a high level - when a person discovers that handwork conforms to her own set of capabilities and intelligences, when that person find a motivation strong enough to carry her through the difficult years of apprenticeship, when her work regularly induces a flow state of mind and when she finally develops a powerful identification with her work - the only word adequate to the emotion is passion."
"Handwork communicates. By itself, without an overlay of artistic intent, the first thing handwork communicates is that a skillful person was there. Handwork also communicates sincerity."
I pity those who have no such skill, no such intelligence, no such feeling, no such passion. Those who merely tinker through life. They are missing so much.