Melissa Haviland News

Thank you for the inspiration!!!

This week has been a rich one!
Friends from all over the country have been connecting me to incredible media…
Either china or breaking related or both.

Thanks to David, Axwagon, Cyndi, and Amy!

David asked this question:

What would happen to teacups glued back together after they’ve broken?

Then answered it with this quote:
“You may see a cup of tea fall off a table and break into pieces on the floor
but you will never see the cup gather itself back together and jump back on the table. The increase of disorder or entropy is what distinguishes the past from the future giving a direction to time.  I began to wonder what would happen when the universe stopped expanding and began to contract.  Would we see broken cups gather themselves together on the floor and jump back onto the table?  That seemed to me the universe would have to return to a smooth and ordered state when it re-collapsed.  If this were so time would go backwards when the universe began to collapse. People in the contracting phase would live their lives backward. They would die before they were born and get younger as the universe got small again.”
-Stephen Hawking

Axwagon sent this scene from a from Roy Andersson film–Du levande (You, the Living, 2007).
the WHOLE table…

The Lenox China Company is running the following Facebook promotion:

A CONTEST YOU’LL FALL FOR! Every time the season changes, we’ll be launching a new contest just for our friends here on FB! Our Fall contest is designed to bring out the poet in all of us. Just pick out your favorite Lenox pattern (for ideas, visit and write a short (4 to 8 lines) poem about it, ending with the pattern name. Post your poems here, we will choose our favorites and the winners will get eight Lenox place settings in the pattern of their choice.

This is a link to their Facebook page.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE enter this contest!
And if you win you can donate your china to David and I…
We would like to someday some move up to filming the breaking of a full set of china.
We can immortalize your china for you!
(we will both be entering!)
I personally want to break a set of “Autumn”–it is in the TOP 25 at Replacements!!!

And Amy White turned us on to this song about breaking by Nick Lowe:

“I love the sound of breaking glass
Especially when I’m lonely
I need the noises of destruction
When there’s nothing new
Oh nothing new, sound of breaking glass.

I love the sound of breaking glass
Deep into the night
I love the sound of its condition
Flying all around
Oh all around, sound of breaking glass
Nothing new, sound of breaking glass…

Safe at last, sound of breaking glass.”

Very interesting week…

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Published by melissah, on September 25th, 2010 at 6:03 pm. Filled under: Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , No Comments