When Learning is New
Yesterday was the first night of class for me - I've enrolled in an eight-week pottery class. Among other things, Daniel Pink's book, A Whole New Mind, inspired me to take the course. Pink's main argument is that our once left-brained society is changing into a more right-brained one. And if we want to thrive, we better prepare ourselves. It's a great read with lots of suggestions for creative outlets.
Apart from music and words, I've never created anything with my hands so learning the art of pottery-making is a completely new experience. Because of that, I was reminded how easy it is to forget how daunting and intimidating learning something new can be - whether that be theology, technology, or pottery. I'm looking forward to being the student again and seeing things from the other side. It's a subtle reminder to myself that just because computers have been around for a while doesn't mean that everyone knows how to use one - clay and water have been around much longer and there are still luddites like me who have never touched the stuff.
Image: Vintage Majolica Art Pottery Pitcher