I noticed the clay menorahs sitting on the “to-be-fired” cart in the Arts Room when I arrived at Ceramics Class this evening. I didn’t think twice about them ’til I heard Shannon mention the contest. As soon as I heard there was a contest, my competitive flare shot from my belly and out through my mouth. “Can I make one?” I asked Shannon.
“Sure,” she replied. “You can enter in the ‘Families’ Division.”
“The ‘Families’ Division? Who’s entering with me? My husband? I’m the one making it,” I replied.
She smiled knowingly.
“Okay, I’ll enter in that division, I guess,” I replied.
I went to work, rolling out a thin menorah base. Then, I pelted Shannon with questions like: Do the candles have to be in a straight line? and What’s the grand prize, if I win, which I won’t? and Do the candle holders really all have to be the same height for it to be a Kosher Menorah?
Shannon took it all in-stride. One of my Ceramics Classmates declared me a “Type A,” due to my competitive nature. I laughed it off though… seeing as she’s probably right!
I only had 20 minutes left in the class when I decided to create my own menorah for the contest. Therefore, this is all I could put forth in that time:
A view from above:
A view from the side:
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.