When you see someone do something that they are good at doing, it can seem like magic. It seems effortless.
Preparing a big meal and making everything taste good and be warm at the same time.
Cutting the graft just so, and putting it on the right spot on the stock tree.
Writing a song, organizing a concert, then playing your work in front of people.
These are just a few examples. Every skill a human can do, whether it’s putting an engine together, or sewing a quilt, or designing a poster, or whatever, looks like magic, looks like it took no effort at all, when done by someone who does it well.
There is so much “behind the scenes” that we don’t see – the practices, the failures, the mess-ups, the learning. All the hard, annoying, irritating, gotta-stick-with-it-anyway learning.
Valuing another person’s knowledge and expertise – I think maybe as a collective culture, we’ve forgotten how to do this. We want things cheaper, quicker, faster. “Oh I can just go down to the Walmart and pick up one of those.”
Value the work put into something and you connect with another human being. Truly connect, as in feel something genuine.