This project was a special commission from a hospice care center in Chattanooga, TN. We were given charge to “be mindful of each piece” as the marbles in this project represent the lives of patients in their care. We decided on a circular spiral pattern as it seemed the easiest format to use all of the pieces and also conveys the dynamic nature of life. As we were setting the final piece in our studio, the light began shining through our sliding door at just the right angle, illuminating the mosaic in a way that you could hardly look at it. In that moment, I felt reassurance that in some small way we had expressed something beautiful out of these pieces of glass and perhaps they were speaking back with good pleasure.