Thursday, November 6, 2008

another one lost to the dark side


In the mid-90s I taught at a boarding high school in Massacusetts, both English and pottery. My top pottery student was something else, really good and I imagined him making gorgeous pots and living in genteel poverty like the rest of us.
No.
Just heard from him last night: he is a lawyer in one of NY city's largest law firms....

14 comments:

Aleta said...

Funny where life takes us, isn't it? I hope he is still making pottery, maybe as a hobby?

J said...

I love that picture.

Latin Lupe Lu said...

Ah...yes, money is alluring.

Love your new site, it's been a while but I'm still out here.

Lynda said...

Hello, Devil Kitty {meowwwww}

Giggles said...

I wonder if he's truly happy though? At least he has something to fall back on!

Hugs Giggles

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

let's just imagine he is miserable and figures he made a mistake and soon he will be living in the country and.....

kcinnova said...

Genteel poverty is for those who aren't paying on debt racked up by student loans (I imagine a few of those are needed to become a lawyer). Also, it is difficult to live in genteel poverty if one has a taste for the so-called "finer things" in life.

My husband aspires to genteel poverty (he's counting the months) but it comes at a time when we will be sending our firstborn off to college. Perhaps SuperDad's interest in a stained glass hobby will be helpful?

Miss Heather said...

WOW! You inspired him to become... a lawyer? :) Just take comfort in knowing you are inspirational. :)

Reb said...

Well, pottery to lawyer, I don't imagine many would make that leap. I am sure he is using it as a hobby now and will go back to it full time eventually.

Anonymous said...

Hey, give him time. Didn't you post a New Yorker article last week about a lawyer who gave it up to write fiction? (I know, I know, he had a wife to support abd believe in him, but still.)
EH

celeste said...

Is he single?

Michelle said...

Blech! He gave up pottery to be a lawyer? Clearly, the man has no soul.

~ Sil in Corea said...

Maybe he had a demanding pair of parents who snakily convinced him to go into the "family business."

Jessica said...

That picture rocks!
Another Lawyer! :(