One day to live

What if you had only one day to live like the day lilies that I covet? Would you present yourself so beautifully? Don't let this get out but I look forward to the first couple of weeks in July when my lilies are blooming. I actually wouldn't want to be away even in an exotic place and miss the ladies in my life coming to bloom. Am I becoming softer and gentler? I'm going to work at Amber's Potter's Creek tomorrow and Thursday and there is this one champagne coloured ruffled lily that I am in love with. She is about ready to present herself. I am hoping to have champagne for breakfast tomorrow before I leave. I watched a powerful Netflix documentary "My Octopus Teacher" the other night. It is a love story about a diver that visits an octopus every day for a year. I had no idea that a female octopus lives one year, copulates, gives birth and dies giving her life so that the babies can be born. I know sex is a dangerous game but to die for! Yikes!!! Gee, I have lived 70 female octopus lives and more than 26,000 day lily lives. Nature, humans and animals have all been my teachers. Many of them have shaped me in unpredictable and unexpected ways. The key is to be aware of their teachings. A few years ago every flower I saw was a tulip. I never bothered to learn their names. I was all neatly packaged in a box of clay not fully understanding that all these other loves add to your aesthetic vocabulary. We get too soon old and too late smart. Stop and smell the flowers my brothers and sisters. You are blooming today and so is everyone else.


Anonymous said…
Gertrude Stein, her last words, according to Toklas, were, “What is the answer? … [ I was silent ] In that case, what is the question?”

Any last words of wisdom to dazzle us with before the event?
Anonymous said…
When Sir Isaac Newton died, he was humble. He said, “I don’t know what I may seem to the world. But as to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself now and then in finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than the ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”

I'd also like to play at the beach on my last die, not die at my desk at work!

Anonymous said…
Mary Fox pottery My Life as a Potter

A professional potter for over forty years, Mary Fox knew she had found her life’s work after her first exposure to ceramic arts at the age of thirteen.
Anonymous said…
If You Had One Day Left To Live What Would You Do?


What is your idea of a perfect day?

How much would this change if you had 24 hours to live?
Anonymous said…
You're not a day lily, you're more like a majestic northern pine.

Anonymous said…
We al have one day to live in our lives coming up, I pray I don't know when it is that day.
Anonymous said…
deal with each day’s problems as they come instead of worrying about the future.

focus on the present. If you’re dwelling on the past or thinking about the future, you won’t be able to fully live in the now.

accept and enjoy what is happening right in front of you.

The past has already happened, and we can’t do anything to change that. As for the future, we have no idea what is going to happen in our lives. Realistically, our lives could exceed all our plans or even fall short of expectations. But if we’re not taking time to enjoy it while it’s happening, it’ll pass us by.
Anonymous said…
We can't rewind the past, nor fast-forward the future, so today, all we can do is play, record, pause and keep moving, until something should press the stop button.

Anonymous said…
Don’t miss out on something that could be great just because it could also be difficult.

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