THEY SAY TIME FLIES and it certainly felt that way when I arrived at the annual Pottery Fair at the Ocean Park Community Hall in South Surrey just as the event was ending.
It was minutes shy of four o'clock but people were already packing up.
I did step past the doors of the heritage building to find creativity galore inside. A lot of words beginning with "T" sprung to mind.
A teapot at the entrance was the raffle prize. The potter, Lynn, likes to add red pigment to her clay I was told. The very sight of it conjured up thoughts about the tantalizing cups of hot tea I have had that tend to stop time.
The potter also fashioned this lovely square clock. I miss the tick-tock of older more rounded clocks and sometimes wonder if time is like a ball of circling twine instead of linear. Perhaps our yesterdays, todays and tomorrows reside simultaneously at the same moment in space. For the scientifically inclined there is the String Theory to think about.
Lofty theories about time can quickly unravel when it comes to the thorny issue of aging, however, when we are no longer terrifically toned. Sometimes we start to tilt and need wheelchair ramps like the one at the back of the community hall. The ramp is also handy for tots in strollers.
Constructed in 1926, the building is regularly maintained and remains an important hub for social gatherings in modern times.
My daughter took tap dancing lessons there when she was small. So did I for a while as an adult. Here is a picture of her shoes amid the tinsel.
I once rented a table at the hall to display my cards for a Christmas Craft Fair.
A few days after the Pottery Fair, I was surprised to see a painter's ladder tilted against the outer wall of the old building.
It took careful tilting for this young man to reach the difficult spots with a brush. In certain lighting, the tint of the paint appears to be lemon yellow.
Except for a little moss growing at the tip of the roof, the passage of time is barely visible at the hall thanks to the recent makeover.
Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms
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