Saturday, 5 April 2014

A to Z Random Post # 5 - E - Empathy !








He throws me down.

I’m centered on the table.  

I begin to roll , slowly at first, and then at a rising pace, when he opens me.

I try looking out for a friend, but I’m floored by then !

He pulls me , with skillful ease, and trims and turns me again.

Minutes later, when he’s done with me, he takes me down and makes me stand in the sun.

I look at my friend, in empathy. I’m sorry I made fun of her when she was dancing to his beats a few hours back.

I now know what she must have gone through.



Becoming an earthen pot is no easy job  !!

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'Throwing' is the process of creating an earthen pot in a potter's wheel. The 'table' here is the turntable, also called the 'wheel head'. 'Centering', 'Opening', ' Flooring', 'Pulling', 'Trimming' and ' Turning' are all steps in 'throwing' a pot.  Know more about it, here.

Linking this to A toZ 2014 and the Ultimate Blogging Challenge.


31 comments:

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    BEWARE OF SO-CALLED CONTEMPORARY MIRACLE WORKERS.

    Matthew 24:24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.

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  2. Love the POV!

    Jean, visiting for the A-Z Challenge from Rantings and Ravings of an Insane Writer

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  3. Love it! New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge, and I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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  4. Oh ho! So yours was empathy! Nice! AS usual a great post! Very insightful! We are sometimes like that earthen vessel!

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  5. Aha! That's an interesting one!! Agree with Danny, our character / personality is molded sometimes by other people's reactions, expectations, behaviours...

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  6. story from a very different angle :) loved it

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  7. This is great! Like it very much. Only after all that beating and basking, the lump of clay finds its purpose....kind of like us too :)

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  8. Superb!
    You've given the example of the clay pot. Even the potter's job looks simple and easy, but one realises how tough it is only when one tries to do it oneself.

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  9. didnt except the post to end with the story of earthen pot :-D loved it sreeja :-)

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  10. Awesome take on the word empathy!!! Pot concept correlated was superb!


    S(t)ri
    Smile - It makes (y)our day!

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  11. Oh my, that ending kind of takes the cake... er... pot :P :D

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  12. My God, how did you come up with a thought like this!

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  13. In all your such posts, "end" is holding the key and determines the post :-). Another nice one.

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  14. പൊട്ടിപ്പോകാന്‍ വളരെ എളുപ്പവും!!

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  15. The world needs a lot more of this!

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  16. What a lovely story.....I was trying to figure out what it was but couldn't.
    Even I wrote about empathy today.
    Great work.
    http://inderpreetkaur.blogspot.com/2014/03/e.html

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  17. LoL very cute. My daughter is into pottery, I'll be sure and show here this, I think she'll get a kick out of it too :)

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  18. How cute, you nailed it, Sreeja!! :)

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  19. Now THAT was a clever one. Inanimate objects can feel empathy too. How well you kept the suspense, Sreeja!

    *Shailaja*
    Introspection in Shades of 11
    A to Z Challenge, 2014

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  20. This is brilliant! Simply brilliant ..I just don't have words !

    Random Thoughts Naba

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  21. Empathy of an earthen pot?? OMG! You nailed it!

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  22. This one is simply awesome...few words but countless emotions...

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  23. Amazing story. How and when a person can be moulded, one can never know!

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  24. Its par excellence......the suspense
    Loved it

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  25. This post has been selected for the Spicy Saturday Picks this week. Thank You for an amazing post! Cheers! Keep Blogging :)

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  26. What a beautiful way to write a story of a pot!

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  27. hey!! congrats on the spicy Saturday pick :) that is beautifully written..so different, emotional and has learning value..brilliant!1 :)

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