ANA LIVINGSTON PADDOCK: BOOKS: VOLUME I: Graciela & Hector Gallegos: Hector Gallegos at a party in Mata Ortiz

“Time,” he said, “the loss of time.  When a pot I have spent many hours painting, breaks in the firing, I know I can make it again.  I know I will recuperate the money I have lost, but the time I spent painting it, time I could have spent with my wife and playing with my daughter, I will never get that back.”
Hector Gallegos at a party in Mata Ortiz

“Time,” he said, “the loss of time. When a pot I have spent many hours painting, breaks in the firing, I know I can make it again. I know I will recuperate the money I have lost, but the time I spent painting it, time I could have spent with my wife and playing with my daughter, I will never get that back.”