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why did i do that show......

updated sat 26 nov 05


claybair on fri 25 nov 05

I had disappointing sales at a show last week.
I had been wondering why I agreed to do it long before the show.
It was in a well built and run retirement community in Seattle.
There were about 12 artisans 2 potters. I went having little expectations.
It wasn't a loss even with taking the ferry every day but still... I was

However there was another reason for me being there.
The person who convinced me to do this show has been
devastated by a recent separation and impending divorce (after 27 yrs of
I drove, helped her set up, gave up a lot of my booth space so she could
spread out
and most importantly tried to just be there for her as each new shock wave
hit her.

What was so much more important than a crappy show was being supportive
for someone in need. I'm still doing it and will as long as the need is
The real reason I did the show wasn't immediately apparent.
It wasn't a huge financial success but it was certainly not a loss.
She is pulling out of the shock and already looking toward the future.

Gayle Bair
Bainbridge Island, WA
Tucson, AZ

Gayle Bair
Bainbridge Island, WA
Tucson, AZ
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