Monday, October 19, 2009
empty tables, empty shelves and the elephant in the room
(pitcher by Gary Rith)
Right, so yesterday, half hour before the end of open studio and I am COLD and tired and have empty shelves and tables in the studio (sign of a successful show, right?) and I start to move it all out to the garage thinking NO WAY is anybody coming here at the last minute. When, a la Murphy's law, 3 people arrive at the last minute. It always looks bad at a show when you are taking your display down early, but I live here and I was ready to finish!
There are many variations of this story, but let's keep elephants in mind for a sec:
One day three blind men encountered an elephant.
Upon touching the elephant's leg, the first blind man exclaimed "I declare, an elephant is exactly like a tree."
The second blind man, bumping into the elephants side, said "No sir, you are wrong. An elephant is exactly like a wall."
Then the third, having grasped the elephant's trunk, declared "You are both mistaken. The elephant is exactly like a snake!"
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 6:43 AM