Day 75: Transformation

The ceramics pieces are out of the kiln.  One of them, a cone-shaped whimsical piece, is now a shiny, yellow-ochre color.  Another, a spherical little orb, now glows red-hot, like a coal pulled straight from a fire.

The magic of ceramics is the magic of transformation.  Mud from the ground, pigments, and a handful of products engineered by chemists come together to make sculptures and pottery.

I’m entranced by it all, but I’m also weary. In the last day or so I caught a virus, so in between applying layers of glazes to my pots, I’m also wiping my nose and gulping down mug-fulls of tea.  I’m also a it weary of being a beginner.  Beginners can see many possibilities, but our efforts rarely turn out exactly as we’d hoped they would when we first began.

I’m going to bed and hoping that a new day brings new perspective.

Today’s thank you goes to my mom, who baked me cookies.

-Josie

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