I wake up this morning with my mind alive and worried about everything–tasks that I forgot to write down last night, loose-end issues I can’t deal with until the work week, the important small-business nuts and bolts I’ve been trying to take care of, the ever-present question of how I turn my pottery into a living, and, dare I say?, uncharitable thoughts about a couple of people I’ve had to deal with this week (none of you, dear readers, none of you).

Add to that the fact that I’m a serious hot-weather weakling, and our air-conditioned and ceiling-fanned bedroom already felt like it was 110°.  Autumn, come quickly.

I drag my sorry self to chores, one being to water the plants on the balcony, a joy in any weather but this.  Outside, it is 208° already.  But look what is there to greet me!


The deepest-purple, most velvety magenta-streaked white-throated little morning glory.

“The year’s at the spring,

And day’s at the morn;

Morning’s at seven;

The hill-side’s dew-pearl’d;

The lark’s on the wing;

The snail’s on the thorn;

God’s in His heaven–

All’s right with the world!”

(Robert Browning)

It’s going to be a hard week of hard work leading up to next weekend’s show, but I can do it (with help), and it will be worth it.


3 thoughts on “Life!

  1. Oh my! Absolutely breathtaking morning glory! This is a special gift of beauty from your Father, who loves you so much. I’ll be praying for you, too, this week, Rachel! You can do it–and do it splendidly!!

    I love you!

  2. Beautiful Rachel!
    I’m so happy I found your blog!
    I’m sure you will be blessed at the Art Faire! The mugs can wait until after OK?
    I know how busy you are preparing :)) I used to do juried art shows( 20 years ago) and I know what you are going through the week before. I wish I lived closer so I could be there, not working…!!

    I’m also praying :)) Never doubt yourself or your work…that’s a word for you.Rachel…
    Lin @gloryworks

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