Thursday, July 24, 2008

Challenges contd.......

The TIF challenge "What is it to be at the Half Way Mark?" I played with "marks",and thought it felt "been there done that" and then "Way" as in the path that life takes but in the end I couldn't rid my mind of the old Glass Half Full/Empty thing. I first came across this when I was at school. I had changed in the second year from an all girls school to a co-ed, we had a lesson with the Headmaster, he was very tall and always wore an academic gown which used to billow out behind him as he strode the corridors. He learned every pupils name and could identify you from 500 yards, so you behaved when he was about and you behaved just in case he was about!!!! I digress. In one lesson he strode around the classroom pouncing on people and asking them "Whe you have drunk half of your drink is the glass half full or half empty?" I hadn't a clue what he was talking about and was terrified of giving the "wrong" answer, I stammered out "Half Empty" and slid in to the role of one of life's pessimists. So here is my Half empty Glass

I used the alphabet facility on my sewing machine to make the works Empty and full and free machined the rest.

Incidentally the Headmaster gave me a reference for my first job which I still have. He became less scary as the years went by and I hold his memory in a mixture of respect and affection.

6 comments:

Doreen G said...

I like your interpretation Pat and it's funny how our view of things change as we get older.

Homeleightigger said...

It's a clever interpretation Pat - but surely your glass is now half full?! Val

Purple Missus said...

I remember my first headmaster, he was really fierce and strict but at the end of each term he used to treat us to his party piece - he cuold waggle his ears!
Try as I might I still can't do it :)
Another great interpretation again Pat. Whatever the line Sharon puts out you always seem to come up with something completely different with a good story behind it.

Fiona said...

wonderful idea and execution!

muralimanohar said...

I love this rendition..what a great way to illustrate it!

sharon young said...

Hi Pat
What a great idea for this month's challenge, not an easy one. Having met you I can't believe that you are one of life's pessimists, quite the reverse I would have thought :-)
Thank you for your comment on my July PC.