Find the Good News with Oran Parker

Ep. 42 - The Norns Ft. Rex Alexander - Find the Good News with Oran Parker

June 5, 2019

There’s nothing better than a good origin story, especially the ones where the little details and chance encounters could have made everything turn out different. What if the main character had arrived a little earlier, or a little later in their tale? What if they had gone left instead of right? When local potter, Rex Alexander, came by to visit Find the Good News, those were the types of legendary details that stood out to me. It seems to me that Rex has always had a desire to create, a part of himself that was looking for its place in the sun. Rex’s story is of a chance encounter, smoke, fire, a path, when on the right day at the right time—and with the right people—the course of Rex Alexander’s life changed. I personally love Rex’s pottery, especially his mugs, and if you own one, then you’ll know what I mean when I say they look like they crawled right out of the earth into your hand. When I drink from his mugs, it changes the drink, not in any physical way that’s discernible. His containers change your mind if you allow them to because they are imbued with the ethereal energy of his story, containing his passion for sharing what he knows, and the joy he finds in experimenting with the medium he was called to use. These vessels were made by his hands with love. I find I get a lot out of discovering people’s hinge moments, the things that happen in their life that places them on a new trajectory, creating a new timeline. I can’t say that I didn’t wonder what would have happened had Rex Alexander walked past his destiny just a few minutes earlier, a few minutes later, or if he’d decided to take another route on the day that the hinges pivoted, the day his door opened. Perhaps there’s an alternate reality out there where Rex Alexander isn’t throwing, turning, and shaping clay into the great works we know him by. If so, I’d say I’m glad I live in this one where I get to share his good news just as it’s been formed. 

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