The Art of Pottery

June 13, 2018, 8:30am. About Me.  I don’t know what it’s like to live day to day not knowing if living on the street is the next move—I don’t know exactly what my grandson Wesley’s day is like.

(Wesley, the primary plaintiff in a legal case against Berkshire Hathaway, Accenture, American Express, Apple including Beats, JPMorganChase, Bain, Citi, L Brands Inc., Skull Candy, IBM, Universal Music, Verizon, Marriott International including Ritz Carlton and all corporations owned directly and indirectly by the Mormon Church of Satan.  cc all Mormon barristers)

But I know the emotional effect it has on me—emotionally overwhelming.  Jehovah God gives me the strength to endure the emotional pain.  And I find solace in knowing beyond any doubt the fact that, Jehovah God will expose Mormon Danites’/Danettes’ role in Wesley’s life (and the lives of other members of my family [and, my spiritual family though nobody speaks to me which is as it should be]).

I have a lot of pictures to post, concerning homelessness. Pictures I’ve taken of homeless people, and the many homelessness signs in subway cars. The more homeless signs in subway cars, the more homeless people.

A cruel sadistic joke was played on my grandson Wesley.  In the year 2006 Wesley won a statewide writing contest (New Jersey), the Mormon Church of Satan’s Center for the Book [of Mormon] contest, the sixth grader winner, for a letter he wrote to Linda Sue Park, author of A Single Shard, a book about a Korean boy.  (I have no complaint against Linda Sue Park.)

I cannot remember what year it was that Wesley went with me to the Korean congregation of God’s people, at that time meeting at the Kingdom Hall on 8th Street in South Park Slope; I was a member of the Brooklyn Center congregation in that same Kingdom Hall.  I cannot remember the exact year, but I know it was after I wrote about a South Korean wife who said to her husband, “You went to the store, what took you so long to come back home?”

(when she saw him, after years of being captured and retained in North Korea, he and many others; the North Korean government allowed some of the captives to return to South Korea for a visit.  The captives visited their families, but then had to return to North Korea.  It was an article in The New York Times.  [A year or so earlier, or maybe it was during that time, I had read somewhere on the internet that Kim Jung-Il was educated in England; that particular information is no longer on the internet.]  South Korea was appealing to North Korea, for one united Korea; South Korea citizens were willing to help North Korea financially, and requesting that U.S. military leave North Korea.  The wife’s question to her husband, and the circumstances under which she asked him the question, had such a profound effect on me, I wrote about it, and I distributed what I wrote in notes I mailed to newspapers, members of Congress, organizations.  Shortly thereafter a U.S. military truck accidentally fatally ran over a South Korean girl.  Something else happened, some other tragedy, exactly what I cannot remember, during or shortly after then president George W Bush visited South Korea.)

and I know it was before a group of NBA basketball players (including Charles Smith, whom I’d written about in notes that I distributed, that, when I used to watch professional basketball, he was my favorite basketball player [Charles Smith and also Anthony Mason] traveled to North Korea.

When Wesley was honored at the Governor’s mansion in Princeton, New Jersey in the year 2006 (he [and the other two winners, 7th and 8th grade winners] received a gift certificate from Target stores—such an “honor”!), the organizers of the event knew then that, Wesley was targeted, that, eventually Wesley would be homeless.

SingleShard.jpg
First edition
Author Linda Sue Park
Cover artist Jean and Mon-sien Tseng
Country United States
Language English
Genre Historical novel
Publisher Clarion Books
Publication date

A Single Shard is a novel by Linda Sue Park, set in 12th-century Korea. It won the 2002 Newbery Medal, awarded for excellence in children’s literature; it also received an honorable mention from the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature.

Reception

A Single Shard is the Newbery Award winning novel by Linda Sue Park. The New York Times praised A Single Shard as being “deftly shaped” and “surprisingly moving”, stating that the Newbery Medal would help expose the novel to an audience it would otherwise have not reached.[1]

Plot

Tree-ear is an orphan who lives under a bridge with Crane-man, a physically disabled man who took him in when Tree-ear was only a small child. Tree-ear is fascinated with the nearby potters in his village, especially Min, and often watches them work. One day Tree-ear goes into Min’s yard and investigates the work that he was drying in the sun. When Min comes out and startles Tree-ear, he drops and breaks a box. To pay for his mistake, Tree-ear offers to work for Min for nine days in order to pay for the box, which then turns into eighteen months.

As Tree-ear arrives for his first day of work, he feels a great deal of excitement at the idea of learning the craft of the potter. However, Min wants Tree-ear to cut wood for the communal kiln. For nine days, Tree-ear cuts wood for Min. When the nine days are over, Tree-ear returns to Min’s and requests a continuing job. Min informs Tree-ear that he cannot pay him, but Tree-ear only wants to learn the trade, therefore, he does not expect payment. Min agrees, sending Tree-ear to the river for clay.

One afternoon word spreads throughout Ch’ulp’o that a royal emissary is coming to offer commissions to the best potters both in their village and another village down the coast. All the potters begin working at a fast pace in order to have their best work ready to display. During this time, Tree-ear notices some odd behavior in another potter, Kang. One night, Tree-ear sneaks up to Kang’s work shed and sees him carving out flowers on the side of a vase and then filling the holes with colored clay. Tree-ear wants to tell Min what he has seen, but he is concerned that by doing so he would be stealing from Kang, so he waits.

The day the royal emissary arrives, all the potters set up stalls on the beach filled with their work. Min’s is the smallest display but it is one of a few that earns extra attention from the emissary. The emissary leaves, but will return in a month to offer commissions. The potters who received extra attention before again begin working quickly to prepare new samples for the emissary. Tree-ear tells Min about Kang’s inlay work. Min immediately begins creating inlays in his own pottery. However, after the pottery is fired in the kiln, it all comes out with brown stains that sometimes appear in the finish. Min breaks them all and prepares to start over. Unfortunately, the emissary arrives before he can create anything new. The emissary offers to give Min a commission if he can bring a sample to the capital city, but Min confesses that he believes he is too old for such a trip.

Tree-ear overhears the conversation between Min and the emissary. Tree-ear offers to take a sample of Min’s work to Songdo for him, as a gift to Min’s wife who has befriended and cared for Tree-ear over the past year. Once again, Min works quickly to create two melon shaped vases with intricate, inlaid flowers along the side. Crane-man is hired to create a basket that will carry the vases without breaking them. After taking care to be sure Crane-man will be cared for during his absence, Tree-ear sets off alone for the capital city.

Tree-ear walks for days alone, sleeping in the homes of strangers, or alone in the woods. When Tree-ear reaches the city of Puyo, he goes up to a mountain cliff where it is said a group of women jumped off to the river below to prevent capture by an invading army. At the top of this cliff, Tree-ear is attacked by two robbers who steal all his coins. The two robbers also take the vases and throw them over the edge of the cliff to the river below. After they have gone, Tree-ear rushes down to the river to check on the fate of the vases. Both vases are broken but one has broken in large pieces, allowing Tree-ear to take a single shard and continue his journey.

When Tree-ear arrives in Songdo, he talks his way into a meeting with the emissary. Tree-ear reveals his attack by the robbers and then shows the single shard. Despite the incredulity of the emissary’s assistant, Min is offered a commission and Tree-ear is given safe passage home on a ship. Once home, Tree-ear goes directly to the home of Min to tell him about the commission. Min has news for Tree-ear as well. Crane-man died a few days before when a farmer’s cart forced him over the side of the bridge and into the cold water. Tree-ear is devastated by this news and afraid for his own future. However, Min’s wife tells him that he is to move in with her and her husband. Later, Min reveals that he intends to teach Tree-ear, now known as Hyung-pil, the art of pottery.

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Single_Shard

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June 13, 2018,  About Me. Two days ago while riding the MTA subway on my way to Times Square to make an important message from me announcement to theatergoers on line to see Mormon Church of Satan’s Hamilton musical, I asked a mother if I could take a picture of her daughters’s pants (I explained that I’m trying to become a fashion photographer)



I then asked the girl’s father if I could take a picture of the [MEAN GIRL] cartoon character [and the micro and micro maxi scooters]
The parents of this girl, (wearing Bee’s Knees Hello Kitty Mormon Big Love heart pants), are now plaintiffs in a legal case against Berkshire Hathaway, Accenture, Bain, Citi, JPMorganChase, IBM, Verizon and other corporations including the Mormon Church of Satan.  cc all Mormon barristers

During a very brief conversation with the girl’s mother, who was seated in the seat next to the girl, I asked her if they’re Korean (they’re a very  pretty/handsome wholesome looking family of four, their son was sitting in a seat across the aisle.).  She told me yes.  I mentioned to her that I have dear friends who are Korean, and that I am grateful to the South Korean government for no longer imprisoning Jehovah’s Witnesses for not participating in the military.  (God’s people are forbidden from joining any military in any land; they truly are followers of the Prince of Peace.)

(Mormon Church of Satan’s Bible Gateway misuse of Holy Scripture in God’s Word the Holy Bible,
https://www.biblegateway.com/verse/en/Romans%2014%3A11)



[the mean, devious girl look]

[the mean, devious girl look]
[the look of one who is completely possessed by Satan:]

THE BEES KNEES OF APPS

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