Friday, August 15, 2014

fall at the end of summer

This weather has once again surprised us here in the south. Instead of dog days we are being gifted with open the windows, sleep with a blanket, pull on a sweater, days.
It is rumored we will be going back to the 90's with high humidity by Saturday, but, meanwhile we have had these perfectly, fabulous cool days that bring to mind the fact that summer does end and fall is coming.

I am heading back to school on Monday, I think I am ready.
I had such big plans for the past two weeks, throwing, tiles, glazing were all on the list.
I did get some throwing done, some tiles made and it is all just waiting to go through the kiln, no glazing......
I am in awe and wonder at the lack of push going on here.
We have pushed ourselves through 32 years of pottery making and somehow I feel a slow down is coming.

These are things to chew on.
How to proceed while being away for most of the week.
Will I become a part timer in this world of clay?
It is just another step in the world of business or life?
Having been a potter for many years I am grateful to have been offered a job doing something that I have enjoyed for so many years. The thoughts of being able to pass on knowledge, tricks and skills is somehow rooted in me. I love the sharing part of anything I do from cooking to clay.

In the time since this blog started there have been many life changes that are pulling me in different directions. I find that I don't have as much time to sit here and contemplate life. I feel that is a good thing. I have these thoughts that flit in that I want to write about and then they are gone. I think that maybe they are less important than the everyday of living, walking, talking, doing.

I won't go away, I just think for now I will not be here as regularly as I have been.
I hope when I am here we are like old friends and can just take up where we left off.
In this crazy ever changing world it is friends and family that will pull you through.

I am off to do things.
Have a great and wonderful day.
See you soon,


Linda Starr said...

so wonderful you;ve beeb given the opportunity to work in the field you love

cookingwithgas said...

thanks Linda, I am happy about it.

Shortstuff said...

If you think not having as much time to ruminate means you're not going to have telephone time with your sister you've got another think coming! Looooooove you!!!!

Judy Shreve said...

You will be missed - but I keep thinking about those lucky students - so we will share you. Come back when you can.

Laurie said...

Some wise words here. Enjoy the living!

Dennis Allen said...

Be well, be happy, don't forget where we are.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Visit here when you can :) Upstate NY is having 50 degrees overnight, high of 66 and maple trees turning orange...about a month early!

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