Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I never like throwing and especially slipping pots when it is this warm and humid. But, I persevere; turn on some tunes, turn on the fan and think of one of our trips to Japan in late Nov. 1991. We were in Kyoto at the Kinkakuji in the early morning, snowflakes were in the air and the roof of the golden pavilion was blanketed in a thin layer of snow. When it gets this warm, I think of that day and even if it doesn’t cool me off, it certainly makes me feel better!

(Detail of a Japanese scroll painting; “Pavilion in Snow” by Hirai Baisen, 1889-1969, a painter from Kyoto)

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