Senses Working Overtime

IMG_7944It was my birthday on Monday. And because I’m getting older, my body is decaying a little. My bones ache in this cold, cold weather and my eyesight ain’t what it used to be. And on Thursday I got fitted with hearing aids.

I’ve been aware of hearing loss for at least five years, but it has deteriorated enough that I couldn’t follow conversations in restaurants or with mumbly people. I could compensate, of course, by texting instead of making phone calls or avoiding social situations.

blog potsWith the hearing aids I am now aware of just how much I was missing. I walked through the food court of the office building that the audiologist’s office is in. Usually the sound was just a din, but yesterday I could eavesdrop on specific conversations. Right now, the clacking of the keyboard as I type is delightfully driving me crazy!

Anyway, what does that have to do with ceramics? Nothing really, I’ve been meaning to post these pictures for a while. But my newfound heightened hearing has also reminded me to not take my senses for granted. And these pieces are delightfully visual and tactile.

Here’s some credits: (top photo) Ardmore tureen; Forage Studios tiger dish; Julie Moon vase; Ness Lee mini vase; Jen Collins tiger and lion. (Bottom photo) unknown weed pot and Dansk vase.