The enjoyment derived from doing this series is discovering new visions in the same place with a different series of pots. Yet themes reoccur, exciting similar emotional truths. I find repeating notes in my journals and on scraps of paper on my desk. Repetition not because I am forgetful or stubborn, but because each of these images integrating pots, meals and flower arrangements enrich our lives.The pleasure of recognizing that one may have to undergo the same realizations, write the same notes in the margin, return to the same themes in one's work, relearn the same emotional truths, write the same book over and over again--not because one is stupid or obstinate or incapable of change, but because such revisitations constitute a life.
-- Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts