Ok, so I was just reading an old Qotw about "Are we Crazy". I was mentioning it to my wife, and it occurred to me, How has she put up with me over the years.. . . . let me explain. So we know we are Passionately Crazy about clay, but what does that mean.
- I believed in Rt/Lft Brain theory, it explains much of me. I will go into the shop at evening, and start working, and not realize how late things are until early mid or late morning. Working through the night. Even did that a few times while teaching, not getting in til 2 or 3 a.m. and then getting up for work at 6:30.
- Firing a kiln up and down without a programmer or a setter means strange bed time antics, alarms going off every few hours, staying out of be til way late, and doing other weird things at night and then sleeping in.
- Tracking clay into the house on the bottoms of my feet after she has just mopped!
- Dusty or muddy hands and clothes leaving finger prints all over.
- Glazing on the deck with materials and pots everywhere when some would like to enjoy a nice day also. ... in quiet, without mess, or splatter!
- Laundry that wears out the washing machine a few years early.
- Rejected pots laying around everywhere, for her use, always gets the seconds.
- Overly persnickity and picky potter that always sees something wrong with a pot she wants to buy, even as I say, I can throw you one. . . Why not?
- I can go on and on, but I am sure you all get the picture.
So when I ask her how she puts up with me, she just smiles and very quietly says: because I love you. Go figure!
How do those around you put up with it, deal with it, adapt to it or just overlook it?