"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I
have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings,
and you were not willing."
It struck Dan as a very profound verse to put at the foot of an altar and he really liked it. He began playing with the idea of recreating it on a smaller scale. He shared the idea with me and before long we were starting it. Our hope was to give it to Dan's dad as a gift. That was well and good but his parents were coming for a visit in a month's time so we had to get moving.
Initially, I was going to let Dan have this project to himself, but he convinced me to help him by calling it a "big puzzle." That was all it took to get me on board. For our first mosaic of any kind, this was quite the project we were taking on, but we were eager to tackle it and learn along the way.