Friday, February 15, 2013
Getting Closer and a Dream
This morning I awoke from a dream I was having about selling pottery at a large important show. I was at the show and wasn't selling much. I was sharing the booth with another potter and she had long red hair. (One of my best girlfriends from high school had long red hair). Inside the booth I was firing a tall wood kiln which looked like a free standing fireplace. (Remember this is a dream). I was stoking it from the back. I closed the damper to gain some reduction I went around front and peeked inside. Reduction looked perfect, the fire was almost out but not completely. I could see the pots were going to be really good.
Next thing you know the show police came around and gave me a ticket for creating too much smoke. I glanced up and saw the smoke was billowing in the sky, way, way up into the sky. With the cost of a very expensive ticket I was going to have to get a regular job and only work on pottery in the evenings. I was really disappointed, thinking just when I'm getting some really good pots. But I resigned myself to working during the day and on pots only in the evenings. Then I woke up: my heart was beating really fast in a panicked sort of way. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.