Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The burners are on after a great evening

I looked at my watch at 7:20 this morning, standing in the voting booth, so that I would know at what moment I actually voted for Barack Obama for president. I'm 61 years old and have seen a fair amount of conflict in this country and many days of anger and despair at the things that are done in our name here and abroad. But tonight gives me hope for the United States. What a great night.
And now, onward with pot-making. I finished loading the kiln tonight at about 5. Just before 11, I lighted the burners. They'll stay on low until 5 Wednesday morning, when I'll get out of bed to turn them up. I took this photo just after I turned them on and before I latched the kiln door. I love the light in there when the burners are on.
Now, off to bed.


mengley said...

Last night was perhaps the best single moment of my life.

Though the brass commanderician award was a pretty big deal...

Hollis Engley said...

yeah, it would take something really really really big to beat the brass commanderician thing ... it still gives me goose bumps.