Once every two years we go to a local ceramics fair, held in the middle of the Cumbrian countryside. The majority of items are pricey ‘artisan’ pottery. We usually admire them and move on, but occasionally we’ve been moved by a piece and return before we leave to make a purchase.
The other day, we were cleaning and partly rearranging the living room. My wife suggested we relocate two of our favourite pottery pieces onto one of the windowsills that face the garden.
We decided to give it ago… then sleep on it; seeing how we felt in the morning. The following day, we were delighted to find bright sunlight streaming through the blinds with such energy that it patterned the ceramics and their surroundings with shadow-stripes…
A quick snap with the iPhone later, I had the above photo…
You can’t always capture the moment; but, here, the camera did its job well. Let’s hope the summer ahead lives up to this bright promise.
©Stephen Tanham 2022
Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye, a journey through the forest of personality to the dawn of Being.