January 31, 2009

empty bowls

It was a spectacular day...
clear, bright, blue sky...
a brisk breeze...
a beautiful day to enjoy...
and a great day for hot soup to warm your hands...
and the chance to lend a hand to someone in need.


Bountiful choices...
colors and shapes.
Bowls and soup.
Chatting and giggling under a tree...


our plan is to come again...
next year...
and look for the bowls...
we painted.

What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?
-George Eliot

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...after looking back on this post, and a comment from Jen, I realized I didn't say much about what was going on! This was a fundraiser event in the park... these beautiful bowls are all donated from various artists and schools... and 27 restaurants provided soup. And after you purchase a bowl (it was so hard to choose!)you fill it up with soup, soup, soup! And the proceeds all went to Harry Chapin Food Bank. There was music, pottery demonstrations, and a station to paint bowls for next year's event!

9 comments:

Jen said...

Not sure what is happening here??
I do like the quote...and imagine it is tied into this.

You and your daughter? Cute ;-)

Tina said...

I just heard about the soup bowl thing on Friday. That is cool that you guys went.. think of us next year! xoxox

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Thank You so much for your sweet comment on my blog-I am glad to meet you-you post today was so touching as well. I also LOVE the song playing...And the qoute by George Eliot. Why NOT make life less difficult for another?
Blessings!

Wendi said...

Oooooh...I'm so jealous! I really wanted to go to that, but since I didn't put it on my calendar, I completely forgot. I think it is just the greatest idea for a fundraiser/community service project.... pretty bowls and hot, yummy soup? What's NOT to like?!?

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

What a cool idea for a fundraiser! Creativity PLUS a good cause - love it! :)

And the bowls are beautiful!

PS: It's been awhile since I've been to your blog - I love the new layout - very pretty!

carie said...

Can't believe I didn't see you there!!!!!

Mary Lou said...

WHat a clever, generous way to share. Give someting, get something, give again! Thanks for sharing. Love your BLOG!

Jen said...

Thanks for explaining. :)
Great idea! I think this should be an idea that spreads around.

Life with Kaishon said...

How cool is this? I love it. I love your bowls and most of all, I love your smiles!