Author Archives: Claire Haye

Too Old

Too Old Often, a child identifies more strongly with one parent. This may be reinforced by comments: “You are just like your father.” said in a not necessarily friendly tone. Or “You remind me of my Grandma Marie.”  (the one who had nineteen…

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Choose your Pain

Choose your Pain I never thought of “pain” that is physical pain as being a constant in my life.  I have known and experienced plenty of emotional pain: grief, insecurities, humiliations, rejections and anger.  I understood than human life brings frustrations and failures…

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Work

Work I have been working very hard. In the last six months I finished a 7 foot soft sculpture, completed and installed a 5’ x 7’ ceramic mural, put together a three figure life size ceramic piece that I had not touched in…

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Birthdays etc.

  I am one those people who remembers other people’s birthday. Are you? I never thought that my memory would become so crowded with the birthdays of people that I loved and admired that have passed on. Adding to the congestion.  I often…

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Careful

In the introduction to my book, I said, “I have a lingering hope for a last romance.” In 2015, a collector (shall we say a gentleman) called me about a broken ceramic sculpture and I suggested that I repair it and use the…

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Small town people I slightly knew dying

For Elaine Sutton and Lee Driver  The colors of my world seem to be fading Deaths of people I hardly knew seen from the corner of my eye for Decades Yes, I barely spoke with them I never stopped and said words –meaningful…

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Holiday fare and unfair.

Holiday fare and unfair. The big meal is coming!!! A few words about holiday food: What should I eat? The short answer: Anything you feel like! The long answer: Your human digestive system is built to handle an amazing variety of foods, however,…

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Holiday fare and unfair.

Holiday fare and unfair. The big meal is coming!!! A few words about holiday food: What should I eat? The short answer: Anything you feel like! The long answer: Your human digestive system is built to handle an amazing variety of foods, however,…

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showing up in surprising ways

Showing up for others   I woke up this morning needing to write a short note to say how appreciative I am of several friends who have been faced with major health challenges. Another of the trials of the aging process is not…

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20 years ….20 years more?

I am celebrating 20 years in business in  Arroyo Seco. Should I try for 20 years more?!? On Wednesday August 3, 2017 my gallery opened her doors and began her 21st year in business. I started my space with little fanfare and I have…

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