Nüwa, the Creator
A legend states that Nüwa existed in the beginning of the world. She felt lonely as there were no animals, so she began to create animals and humans. On the first day she created chickens; on the second, dogs; on the third, sheep; on the fourth, pigs; on the fifth, cows; on the sixth, horses; and on the seventh, humanity. She began creating human beings from yellow clay, sculpting each one individually. After she had created hundreds of figures in this way, she still had more to make but had grown tired of the laborious process. So instead of handcrafting each figure, she dipped a rope in clay and flicked it so blobs of clay landed everywhere; each of these blobs became a common person. Nüwa still laboriously crafted some people out of clay; these people became nobles.
Leo: This week is going to be about warmth on cold days, it’s going to be about gentleness on rough days, it’s going to be about good food and good dreams on days that make you tired. This week is for loving other people the way you want to be loved, for loving people as openly and as much as you can, for loving other people as if that love has the power to heal every wound in the world. Even if it’s not enough, even if it’s not the only thing, this can make your days bearable, it can make your house warm, it can make your eyes bright.The Rumpus