Consequences of knocking a stoneware vase from the hutch onto my foot this morning:
Pro: The vase, which was handmade by an artisan in Mississippi, not easily replaceable, and a gift from my sister, did not break.
Con: the middle toe on my left foot* has turned various shades of purple. Come to think of it, the colors of my toe match the colors of the irises on the vase.
All in all, it’s a wash.
*Thank heavens it was my left foot: I need my right to drive.