As I look back upon my life, I see that every part of it was a preparation for the next. The most trivial of incidents fits into the larger pattern like a mosaic in a preconceived design.
Last week during the 10-day power outage, I worked on several different projects. The mosaic border demanded many more hours’ attention than I had planned, but the end result might fool most people who view it from six or eight feet. Here is how it looked last week:
After about four layers of paint on each piece of the mosaic, much of the grout area was painted a second time. Thick and a bit-sloppy paint gave the illusion of true grout. When that dried, the edges were strengthened with straight, confident strokes and highlights were added along the top edges.