Last week’s “Hungry Bowl” event had everything I love about art, the act of giving and sense of community. More than 300 people came out to support the benefit to help raise a big chunk of change for our local food bank. Local ceramic artists/potters created more than 300 bowls that people could choose from and fill with soup donated by local restaurants.
It was a daunting decision choosing a bowl, and most of the fun was watching people make their important choice.
I eventually settled on a bowl and patiently waited in the soup line, another hard choice, filled with many vegetarian options.
I guess the grass is always greener on the other side, because after I finished my soup, I spotted on the long display table, a bowl that really “spoke” to me. Encouraged by a friend, I washed out the bowl I had, and surreptitiously traded it in for the other. Tacky, I know, but so worth the enjoyment I get sharing my morning yogurt with my cat Lola who loves to lick the bowl clean – her tiny tongue matching perfectly with the shell pink interior glaze.
Driving back from the new Ale House, I felt nourished – a community event that fed my physical, emotional and spiritual needs.