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Man stands and gazes at the horizon in a wooded area.. Man stands and gazes at the horizon in a wooded area.
Life is Practice

Progress Not Perfection

In a studio outside of London, an apprentice learns a new trade.
It takes years of practice to become a skilled glassblower. The art is ancient. It has changed little since its creation. You learn as an apprentice. You study the properties of the glass. You learn to maintain the correct temperature and to avoid bubbles, which can blemish the glass or cause it to shatter. From the furnace, the glass emits enough heat to be white hot. You gather the glass at the end of the pipe. You roll and reheat it. You carefully leverage the weight of the molten bulb at the end of the pipe. You make a mistake and you start again. With time and repetition, your hands become steadier. You turn the rod with one hand while the other shapes the glass. It is like teaching each hand a different skill, and they must learn to work together.
Man practices early stages of glass blowing. Man practices early stages of glass blowing.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery. - James Joyce
Man stares into furnace as he fires his glass creation. Man stares into furnace as he fires his glass creation.
Group of glass blowers mold and manipulate red hot glass. Group of glass blowers mold and manipulate red hot glass.
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