Three parts sand.
One part lime.
A little water.
Two parts builder.
One part philosopher.
One part icon.
They say a man can be judged by the tools he uses. Well, here I look at my bucket of tools with which I could erect a dwelling, and wonder.
There is my Stabila level for accuracy; Marshaltown trowel for balance; and last, but not least, my versatile Estwing brick hammer, with which I can cut and dress bricks.
I was asked to pick my best tool, but they are all the best of their kind. You choose.