This is the first of two drawings inspired by “The Potters Song” by Jonathan Asprey (I think It was him, forgive me if I’m wrong). It is a song from a passage in Jeremiah, chapter 18 which is very dear to my heart as it was the beginning of an awakening within my soul which began when I first heard it many years ago. I was living in community back then and as it is with many of my life lessons this particular “awakening” took the form of a stirring deep within me that was not clearly understood until years later.
Again it was Margo who gave me that song along with some others on a cassette tape and it was she who suggested I listen to it and ponder the lyrics and then read all of Jeremiah(and Lamentations) and ponder some more. She was one of only a handful of people with whom I’ve crossed paths in this life who understood that among other things, music ( lyrics) was a direct line of communication with the real me…the “me” I spent so much time and energy trying to hide. She was fond of coming up to me when I least expected it and quietly saying things like “Hey, MC…are you ready to stop doing that?” “What?” I’d say. “Stop trying so hard to be miserable, when you and I both know deep inside you’re really secretly excited.” I smile now when I remember these little things, though at the time I wasn’t amused. I sure do miss her.
Anyway, it took a few more years but I finally did go down to the house of the Potter and that is what this first piece is about.