Six Word Saturday

 

Friendship Is the rainbow between two hearts
Judith Baxter, friend, confidante, mother, sister and grandmother
1938 – 

 

                        A  DISASTER, RUINED POT, NOW WHAT?DISASTEDISASTER, RUINED POT, SO NOW WHAT?

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Many years ago I bought my DYS (Dashing Young Scotsman) a cast iron pot. He was a cook and he loved and cared for that pot.  Wherever we lived, the pot was always too big to go into a cupboard and so it proudly sat on the stove, in full view to be admired.

Unfortunately, the pot didn’t survive my cooking attempts. One day, I put on the pot with apples to stew and forgot about it. Disaster. Apples stuck to the bottom of the pot. Several attempts were made to bring the pot back to its original state without success. And in cleaning it I removed some of the coating so it can no longer be used as a cooking vessel.

Tears,  as I thought about how my husband had looked after the pot. Then I thought of how it could still be used and admired again. It now sits outside the french window in full view in its new function as a planter, and happily sits with three cyclamens in the sunshine.

So Recycled, Reused and Redeemed, I am happy once again.

“There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain,
comedy and tragedy, humour and hurt.”
Erma Bombeck, American Humourist,
1927-1996

 

I really hope you are all coping in this time of turbulence, trouble and tragedy. Did my lighthearted post brighten your day just a little?

 

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NOTE – I published this about two hours ago but somehow it got lost in the ether and so I had to write it again. So if you got the original before the ether took it and notice some errors, apologies. Blame WordPress or the Ether or whoever, but never the writer. Haha!

 

11 responses to “Six Word Saturday

  1. Rehabbing the pot as a planter was a great idea. It looks lovely.

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  2. Your post made my day!

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  3. I love finding a new use for a treasured item. So glad you didn´t throw it away. Sending hugs from Spain. We are doing OK. xo

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  4. Your repurposed plot may be symbolic of who will be become after this CoVid disaster locked up life. A “prettier,” kinder, less crazy-busy people? Something to ponder. And hope for.

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    • I would like to think we will all be changed after this pandemic, but I seriously doubt it. Mankind in the 21st century, has become Me oriented and unfortunately I fear will quickly drop back into the old ways.

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  5. I’m afraid so. We are already seeing that in cities opening up.

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