Friday, December 6, 2013

Teacup tower, Gloria and patience

The round-about road, from Emily Dimov-Gottshall's Pin and, with thanks for a perfect photo.
You wonder just how many of the cups you can stack before they fall.  Handles of all shapes at all angles, cups of generous capacity and circumference, others deep and flared of lip, nothing to form an orderly nesting the way bowls would do.  Is it a balancing act, dependent on luck or determined practice with failure as part of the learning curve?  Or is it trust, knowing when the limit has been reached but pressing on until that exact moment?  Life tells us what it will be.  We can argue or surrender.  Patience makes what might have been impossible into something that could work.


Erin in Morro Bay said...

I'm quite confident that Gloria knows to the inch how many she can stack. Next time at the Tea Shop I want to use that one that's second from the top.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Erin - Do you think it's dogwood, magnolia? It will be held for you, a lovely choice. The fluting is quite special. Yes, Gloria knows. xo