I walked into this lovely ceramic shop (The Potter's Wheel?) on Lefferts Boulevard in Kew
Gardens today... still in a daze from the effect upon me of the film "A Secret" that so moved me.
"Are you alright?" asked a kind-hearted woman standing up from her work on the wheel.
"Oh, yes." I replied and then continued on fingering the lovely ceramic necklaces hanging from their leather strings and realized I was looking for a gift for a dear friend whose birthday is coming up.
And ... now I have grown so attached to the dogwood pendant and the encounter - I decided to keep it. Is it wrong? The friend does not know and I somehow sense there is a secret connection about the dogwood. Margaret told me it is a very unusal flower because it grows upon a tree and is flat. I have done a search and found some photos on flickr. It is so lovely.
I was dazed and confused, but as if floating in a bubble of images of France, another time, another dimension...and this healing shop of clay and busy creators - I was attracted to the dogwood pendant. The artist, Margaret Wozniak was there teaching a class and came over not realizing one of her pieces was still hanging there.
Margaret and I talked about the dogwood and I spoke about the film "Who Does She Think She Is" that I will see at Angelika tomorrow night and we exchanged our addresses.
Here is Margaret's site: http://www.margaretwozniakceramics.com/
Please look at the images of the dogwoods and listen to the music: A Song from a Secret Garden
Fionnuala Sherry and Rolf Løvland