There’s never a good time for cancer. When it hit Willie Leftwich, he was a high-power
When he was in the hospital, he came to realize how great the simple things were, things like just being able to walk. Or eat. Or live without pain.
He decided that the legal profession –- taking depositions, preparing witnesses, going to court, contesting a case, logging hours on a billing time sheet – weren’t all that satisfying in the grander scheme of things.
But what was? Leftwich quit his law firm and went on a search. He tried real estate, investing and even creative writing. None hit the spot.
Then, at a friend’s behest, he tried pottery. He took a class. He was educated as an engineer (undergraduate,
He says ceramics relaxes, calms him, making him happier than ever before. He says it saved his life. His story was told in the AARP Bulletin, December, 2006 issue. See more of his work.