Thanks for popping in. Good Friday. Call me ignorant, but I’ve never really felt that Good Friday was particularly Good or something to celebrate. Good for who?! Perhaps Good has a different meaning than the one I’m familiar with, because Dark Friday or Black Friday feels more accurate to me. But hey – what do I know.
So I kept busy with my hands today. Worked in silence at my pottery wheel most of the day.
Threw some mugs, taught myself how to collar and throw a little vase, did some slab rolling using the oh-so-easy-to-use Slab Roller, built a couple of funky pots out of grogged porcelain slabs, and prepared the stoneware slabs, ready to turn into tiles tomorrow. All this jargon!
I had to laugh at myself. I do something, like use the slab roller. Then – AFTER I’ve done it – I google “How to use a slab roller”. I worked out how to colour clay with stain, then – AFTER I had done it – I looked up “How to colour clay”.. Luckily I did it right, but I really must learn to do the research BEFOREHAND !!!
Do you do that too? Same with recipes. Cookery recipes. I am rubbish at following recipes. The only two I can follow to the letter are Delia and Jamie Oliver!
On that note, I must dash. Got a leg of lamb roasting and have to fire up the vegetables so it’s all ready at the same time.
There is a German expression I have mentioned before: “wunschlos glücklich”, which literally translated means “Wishlessly happy”, so roughly translated means Completely Content. I haven’t had that wunschlos glücklich feeling for quite some time. But today it’s back.
We went for a walk through the woods this afternoon, and it occured to me, that everything is exactly as it is supposed to be. Not necessarily as we would like it to be, but certainly as it is. It is what it is, and that is how it is supposed to be in the universe right now. Once I accept this 100%, my mind calms down, adapts to what is, rather than whatI think it should be – and I am content.