I suspect that all pipe men (and women) share in this activity: contemplating and/or remembering whilst enjoying a bowl of their favorite blend. I know that some of my biggest “aha” moments, sweetest times, and greatest reflections have occurred with my pipe and tobacco.
The genteel art of the pipe, with its techniques and routines, brings out the calmest and most reflective parts of our souls. The tamping of the tobacco, the rhythm and cadence of enjoying said tobacco, all allow for the perfect time of shutting out the noise of the world and open our minds to things we otherwise can’t hear.
Some of us prefer to enjoy our time with a book, music, movie, television, or other activities. Myself, I get the best smoke – and clearest moments – when I am alone with my pipe, tobacco, and God’s creation. No devices, only the sounds of nature “playing” gently in the background.
As we approach spring I’m eager to enjoy my first “pipe time” of 2017. And I hope that each of you are, too, no matter what your perfect time looks like.
A nice GBD Tapestry just added to the shop.
Things have been super busy here at Papaw’s! We have had some minor and major events happen (all good) in the last week or so. For instance, I became a Papaw for the second time on July 14, 2016; my second grandson, Elias Wolf Owsley (those that know me know that “Wolf” is/has always been my nickname – yes, my head is swollen two sizes larger! LOL), came into this world healthy and happy, weighing 9 pounds and 2 ounces at 22″ long. My oldest grandson lost his first tooth the other day, a minor-in-comparison event but pretty major to him and me, the family-tooth-puller.
Needless to say, not a lot of work has been getting done with all the excitement and the occasional road trip or other adventure. And to be honest, I am so exhausted I can’t say for sure when any will get done! But I have a few projects underway and almost ready to post so hopefully it won’t be too long. As you may know about me, God comes first then family a close second, everything else can be pushed off if needed.
With that I wish you all a very blessed weekend!