The ceramics students used to produce a lot of inexpensive craft product, and would have sales 2 or 3 times a year to raise money for equipment, trips, etc. On this day they were part of a crowd of such holiday related sales at the student center. I happened to be there at the same time as painting professor Erin Palmer. She picked up a particular mug, showed it to me, and told me, "This mug is your soul." I figured I better buy it, so that my soul didn't fall into the wrong hands. For a few bucks, it was a good deal.