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updated thu 16 aug 01


Howard Scoggins on wed 15 aug 01

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Scoggins
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 9:20 PM
Subject: Re: Making a Living

Priddy's comments on this subject are not relevant to all readers, =
obviously. If one is happy living the life of convenience=20
and consuming, plugged into the world of entertainment and infotainment, =
and blissed out on progress american style--then why make=20
any changes that have a negative impact on this wonderful world?
For most of us who have trouble turning off our "little motors", as =
Frank Lloyd Always Wright put it so quaintly, the idyllic world=20
of consumption is a cruel fantasy. Priddy, if I have this right, is =
speaking to those of us who are driven to clay and want to spend all
our time and energy in the craft. We can't all be trustpuppies, =
enterprenuers, and supported spouses. A well--known secret of the ages =
that before you can divide a pie someone must make it. We can't all be =
dividers so most us have to be makers. All the craftsmen
I know these days are spred paperthin, a job or two and clay gets what =
is left. This is where the anguish we hear is coming from. A "No thank =
you, I like it here" response is not helpful.
Priddy is saying "If you want to create, then start by creating the =
conditions of your life that can make it happen."
Sounds good to me. I've seen it in my own life, raised two families, =
faced a zillion trials and heartaches.....And you know what, that
damn "little motor" never stops!
Howard Scoggins