Sunday, August 4, 2019

No Time Like the Present

Way back in November 2010, I wrote a post about going back to my daughter's high school to visit one of her teachers. While in high school, she spent a lot of time in the ceramics class room.

My daughters boyfriend came with us, he was thinking he could build her something that would work for throwing pottery. We went looking for advice.

We already had a kiln, which my mother had given to her, but had never fired it up.

Her boyfriend looked into purchasing a wheel, and decided that was the way to go. She made a couple of vases and bowls, but never fired them.

Nine years later, she, and her now husband, finally fired up the kiln. It hasn't been turned on in probably 20 years, but seems to still work like a champ.

It's funny how we often put things off. We may have all the tools, time and resources to do something we might actually enjoy, but find reasons to not do it today.

Tomorrow it will be easier, we tell ourselves. We'll have more money, the timing will be better. It will somehow be more convenient. But sometimes we wait too long. Too many people spend their later years regretting the things they should have done.

Like many other people, I have a long list of things I want to do. Most of them I've put off for way too long.

It's time to get at it. Maybe I'll even try my hand at throwing clay.

1 comment:

  1. I decided to stop procrastinating writing a comment. Bucket list complete.