Tuesday, January 20, 2009
United States of America: we are not just a bunch of ignorant rednecks
I remember the day of 9/11. I had about 3 dozen piggy banks to finish, it was warm and sunny with a perfect blue and peaceful sky. The contrast between having to finish those pigs before they dried, happy and cute little critters on a beautiful day, and the news on the radio is easy to remember.
I am, as usual, a little out of it. I had no plans for today other than glaze a load of mugs etc, then finish a couple of dozen heart mugs and candle holders. I let the dogs out at 11:51. We live on a busy road. Dead quiet, no cars anywhere.
I log on, no messages, nothing going, I wonder when the inaguration is, and the abc schedule tells me in 2 minutes. Can't get a live video feed anywhere. (we have no TV plus I am a flake and never know what's going on)
So, I give up, go back into the studio, flick on the radio at 12 and there is odd music, and I wonder if they'll ever swear the guy in.
So, I am making heart candle holders, suddenly the odd music is gone, and quick as can be Obama takes the podium with the chief justice, and man, was I surprised, I choked up and cried, I really did. Glad I made it to the radio ojust in time, and I love the image that will remain with me, like piggy banks on 9/11: I was making hearts.
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 1:06 PM