10/27/11

Maire Dodd: Never Alone


i am known to grumble a bit about our highly technological world...
einstein saw the potential trouble decades ago:

‘it has become appallingly obvious that our technology
has exceeded our humanity.’

but as much as i grumble, i give thanks...


 i find my bliss in working at this bench... with metal, fibers, resin, fire... the majority of the time it is a solitary venture... in fact, it would be quite easy to be a recluse...

the community that i have found myself involved in has enriched my life beyond any description... in ways i never would have imagined... i count myself fortunate to have friends now in germany, malaysia, australia, scandinavia and other countries... people i never ever would have met otherwise... opportunities abound with only a click of the ‘send’ button...

so while one may work alone, they needn’t ever feel lonely...
how lucky are we?
 ________________________________________________________

You can learn more about Maire Dodd on her blog, maire dodd

3 comments:

Alice said...

I have a love/hate relationship with technology. I'm worried about the short conversations we have with texting, FB, twitter etc. It seems no one has time to chat face to face or on the phone. Some kids don't even know how to communicate properly.

On the other hand, I could not live without my computer, camera, and TV.

TesoriTrovati said...

i love that this technology brings us closer than ever before. the friends around the world are some of the best people i would never have had the gift of meeting if i had stayed where i am doing what i have always done. and i wouldn't have met you, miss maire, who has enriched my life immeasurably.

enjoy the day.
erin

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

I couldn't have said it better! I love the feeling of being a hermit, just me and my studio.
It's because of my blogging and other online friends that i am able to embrace my solitude.
And, now there's Pinterest. Life will never be the same.