Today was the first day of pottery for the semester.  It’s been quite some time since I’ve played with clay; I think it’s been over two years.  It felt great getting back into the routine.

What I never realized before is how much of a work-out it can be… I guess I just took my lungs and my upper body strength for granted.  Wedging the clay alone felt like I had just run a mile.  I had to practice centering the clay on the wheel, but managed to throw three tiny little bowls.  I think pottery wore me out more than yesterday’s trip to the museum!  I’ll have to reserve my energy on Wednesdays to prepare for pottery.  It’ll be like my version of going to the gym.

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