We don’t know much about Ugo La Pietra, but we do know the following vases are his bizarre, and mildly-ironic, tribute to the traditional ceramics of his native Italy. La Pietra, who has been called an artist, architect, and designer over the course of his extensive career, lives and works in Milan.
there was a woman who had a quiet strength about her that brought a sense of peace to many. the restless would find calm, the worried, comfort, and the broken, warmth in her presence. she clothed them all with her empathy - the kind that was rooted in wisdom. she was gentle and firm in giving guidance, driven by love and understanding.
she opened her home to her friends, friends of friends, and strangers. she welcomed them in with a childlike faith - a faith in the others’ goodness.
but that strength in her was quiet - often invisible to many despite the powerful ways it had influenced those around her.
day after day, people after people, her powers grew and grew, and one day, they finally reached the surface. and the world was surprised by the things she could do. no one, including herself, thought she was capable of doing the things that she was able to do.
she was a mother.
and she was beautiful.
she has always been beautiful - for that strength was always in her.