Monday, September 12, 2011

reflecting on the past, looking towards the future

i couldn't handle listening to or reading about all the media coverage of 9/11 this weekend. it was hard enough to live through and i am not interested in rehashing it for 24 hours. i turned the radio off in the studio and worked quietly. 
our pottery is across the street from a church and late Saturday afternoon i heard lots of happy sounding voices. i went out on the front porch of the gallery to see what was going on...

how sweet... a wedding. it made me smile. this young couple's anniversary is 9/10/11. it should be easy for all to remember. 
until 10 years ago i had difficulty remembering the date of my parents anniversary. now i never forget. 
it is 9/11/54. yesterday was their 57th wedding anniversary. 

the quiet in the studio did lend itself to new ideas...




flowers carved through slip... i have salt glazing in mind for these. i didn't go crazy making a lot, since i want to see some results first... who knows what direction they will lead me to.

3 comments:

  1. I was saying to Gerry at dinner tonight that if I had lost a loved one or been a survivor, I could not have made it through Sunday. That is all there was on TV and radio, we were inundated with 9/11. I know it is an important anniversary but I was so sad at the end of the day. I wish the media would find a more positive way to present this date, maybe show some happy endings. I know that sounds shallow, but people need some happiness in their lives, yesterday was morose.... I hope your parents have many more happy anniversaries and don't live in the shadow of a date! (I don't mean any disrespect to those who were mourning their losses yesterday, my thoughts were with them all).

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  2. I'm liking those daisy flowers on the plates and cups, they are great. Happy anniversary to your parents.

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