Stone Soup informs us of the place of Craft in our lives.
Craft is the bridge between all the other aspects. There is a layer of Craft involved in Art, in Food, and in Life itself. Craft grows out of human need, but unlike a rudderless Techné, it does not chase after efficiencies at any cost. It provides a series of disciplines and practices that anchor our endeavors.
In relation to Stone Soup, there is Craft in the the Beggars improvisatory interactions with the villagers. Of course there is Craft in preparing the soup, and there is Craft in the growing and storing of the food itself. The tools and implements, the cobblestones, the village fountain, the houses; are all crafted.