The topic around the firebox over the past week centered around the topic “R U Happy? Answers varied from we’re working hard on it to I am contented but not really happy.
So I took the day after the firing and drove to Toronto to have a belated B-Day lunch and dinner with my daughter Robin. Lunch was with potter friends- a plate by Ryan Marmoseo(sp), beet soup in bowls by Marcelina Salazar, plate with brie and pepper corns by Deb Freeman, and plates by Gayle Fairchild. I was on the table in the form of a vase full of iris, Lesley MacInNally was in the bathroom and Mary Philpott in the living room. Robin has a house full of great furniture, fine craft and pots. Her old man didn't pick them for her. She did! It comes from a life surrounded by tasteful things.
She toasted me and said “ Dad, r u happy?” I said what the hell are you asking me that for? She said “ We should be asking that of each other more often.” I raised a clever one!
So I know my thoughtful readers are waiting for my answer. Before I answer the question you have to answer. If you are genuinely happy then I am so thrilled and would you please share your answer. It may make you a fortune. If you are not then don’t hang your blues on me or anyone else. Only you can make you happy!
So my answer is – I’m workin’ on it! I’ve learned from yesterday. I lovin’ today. I’m looking forward to tomorrow and I think this afternoon I need to have a wee power nap. Life is good for those that know that life is good.