13 years and counting
Joey and I celebrated out 10th anniversary this weekend. We had a wonderful weekend just the two of us eating great food, enjoying the city, taking in a low-budget play and just being with each other with no computers, clay demands, kid issues or house chores anywhere around us for about 24 hours.
Joey and I dated for 3 years before we were married. In fact, when I got back from my concentration at Penland, Joey said to me, "I think we should get married". I guess absence does make the heart grow fonder and we went looking for a ring and set the date.
One evening when I was at that concentration a man by the name of Paulus Berensohn ,who has a long history at Penland, came and read some poems to the students. I can't say that I have ever really cared for poetry but one poem he read caught my attention and I found myself tracking him down those weeks to see if he would make me a copy of it. I guess at the time I was missing Joey and this poem just reminded me of him. Incidentally, Paulus has a wonderful book called Finding One's Way with Clay and it is a great book about pinch pots and how to give those vessels back to the earth after you have created them.
Joey and I used the poem on the last page of our wedding program and I keep this copy that Paulus wrote for me in the back of our wedding album.
Tomorrow I'll be back in my clay studio. I'm trying some new porcelain! Exciting stuff.......