Friday, May 20, 2011

Ah, Spring!

That's the reason I'm late posting today, spring came. It's 75! Can you believe it? Me neither. Skully and I walked 3 miles this morning and then I mowed 2/3 of the lawn. After lunch Durwood had another appointment at the hospital and then we did a little grocery shopping. Now I'm doing this and then I'm off to the bookstore to find a wildflower field guide. Tonight's knitting too so it's going to be a busy day. I don't really mind. Oh, I got most of my winter things put away and hauled most of the summer things up. Sorting out needs to happen.

May 19--Egypt, Lotiform Cup. Nur kicked the wheel into motion and dipped her hands into the water skin hanging at her side. She dripped the water over the lump of clay on the wheel and began to form a cup. Her thumbs pressed and pulled to make the bowl of the vessel, drawing the clay up, letting it slide through her hands. She was the only woman working in the street of potters and had earned her place at the end due to the artistry of her carvings and the colors of her glazes. Rames was her assistant. He ground the minerals for the glazes and prepared the clay for her to work. Some thought that he was her man. The wives of the other potters treated her as if she were looking to steal their husbands and the men treated her as if she would tumble into bed with anyone. She thought it might be easier to find a husband than to deal with all of the gossip floating around the neighborhood but she didn't want a husband and didn't have time for one.

It's a great day, go out and enjoy it!

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