Friday, July 8, 2011

July 8th 2010

There has been plenty of rumbling around us this past week.
Thunderstorms a plenty seem to surround us and bring to mind the storm of 2008.
Maybe that is why I am awake in the wee hours of the night.
Can't sleep what is going on?
What's on your trouble mind.
Then as I sit here I see it is July 8th.
It has been 3 years since the night lightening struck our pottery studio and burned  us out.
3 years and I really don't think about it as much as I use to.
It has become more distance in my mind.
But this year it has made me think again.
In 2009 we had to be home on the 8th. Just had to be.
Last year we went to Maine and did not stay home for the 8th.
Can you see how the mind heals.
This year we are home for the 8th and I am treating it like any other day.
Life moves on doesn't it?
Things change like the tide that rolls in and out.
Life takes shifts and turns and you just have to ride it like a wave in that tide.
2008 and we were homeless.
2010 and we are still making pots.
2011- it will be interesting to see where we are.
Remind yourself that life has ups and downs but it is all in how you weather those downs.
Happy 8th I say- Happy 8th of July 2010.
From there: The fire
to here: Home is where you want to be.
Is it any wonder I fell for this song?

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home 

Now go make pots!

I am thinking jars.......



Anna said...

What a difference a little time makes eh? So glad that THAT time has passed and you all are back on your feet.

Michèle Hastings said...

2008 was a sucky year for me too. i think that year three seems to be the getting over the hump time... fewer tears and thinking of the tragic event less, life seems a little more "normal" once more. making pots definitely helps the soul. enjoy time with your jars today.

Linda Starr said...

Three years, has it been that long?That year wasn't great for me either, we were trying to sell our house since Gary's hours and salary were cut; then his father died; then I hurt my back severely, time flies and sometimes that's good thing. If only Gary could get a job here, oh well, not as bad as it was then, so that's good. Thank goodness for clay.

Amanda A Gordon mandolinartist said...

Inspiring post... and I am loving the designs of these jars!

ang walford said...

beautiful M so good to see this yr you are still hangin in there and making great pots.. :))