I began making ceramic eggs last spring as metaphors for the concept of home. Reflecting on my thoughts have led me to realize that maybe I am thinking about the egg as a metaphor for home in relation to its role of raising children. Home is fragile and precious. Like the egg, it is also the container of life and the beginning of all things. This is the role of the home in our culture and society. It begins a child’s life and prepares them for the world they will face. Childhood is also precious and a very fragile time. It is critical to nurture and protect it. It affects the way children learn to move and interact with people in this world even into adulthood. If this development is altered, trauma can happen. Trauma can be overcome - the trials we face make us who we are. The good news is that there is always hope for intervention if we humble ourselves and allow it to happen.