I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a huge collection of vintage pieces of stoneware to go with my cooking but I do have a few favorite pieces that I have collected over the years. They are perfect for the kitchen and for those times when I need to turn something that I want to eat into something that I can put on the table.
For the last few years, I have been collecting stoneware bowls. You can tell they are from very specific periods of time because they are made out of a very particular material and are made from stoneware. They also are made to just about any size and design. And they are made to be sturdy and beautiful. That’s why I love them.
I love them because they remind me. I have a set of these in the kitchen right now. I have a set of these in the bedroom. I have a set of these in the living room. I have a set of these in the bathroom. They remind me of other times and places I have visited, and they remind me of the people who love to eat with me. They also remind me that I am not alone in this.
I just did an internet search for the word “stoneware.” I received over a thousand hits, so I’m going to assume there are a lot of people who prefer stoneware. So I am going to guess that there are a lot of people who like stoneware. Well, it doesn’t matter. If you like stoneware, you are obviously a stoneware lover. Or you’re going to be one very soon.
There are many ways to eat with someone. If you are with someone, it seems like you eat in a variety of ways: in the kitchen, on the porch, out on the deck, etc. So I suppose stoneware can be considered a kind of food, but it isnt for everyone. It is not hard for me to eat a bowl of stoneware, but I find that stoneware bowls can be pretty messy.
A simple thing is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. Because when we’re on autopilot we can’t do anything. When we’re on autopilot for so long we can’t do anything, it’s probably because we’ve forgotten what we’re doing. We have some time to think, but then we’re too lazy to do anything.
If we could all just remember to do our best work and get started with our best intentions, we could probably get a lot more done, but at least we wouldn’t have to spend half our time trying to remember to do something we don’t know we should be doing.
Stoneware bowls is my favorite reason why I love this blog. Because it reminds me that I can’t get things done when I’m on autopilot. It reminds me that there’s always something better to do than sitting around doing nothing.
Stoneware bowls is one of those things where I think it has a lot to do with how our brains are wired. A lot of brain cells are dedicated to figuring out what is important to us and what is not. In our case, the brain is hard at work trying to figure out what we should be doing and what we would rather we not.
I mean, like I said, I use to be able to do nothing. I like to be able to do nothing at all. But not enough. And I think people that think that way tend to give it away. I think the more I read about people not on autopilot, the more I think I am just as stupid as I am. I think it’s more of a psychological thing.