a piece of driftwood
among the vases and mirrors and tchotchkes and other home decor items
and while i’m a fan of natural found materials
i was not really motivated to spend $39.99 on this
but i do now have an idea for my summer job –
“i imagined your stick, washing in the waves for hundreds of years,
turning to driftwood
smooth and hard like stone.
i imagined a little girl finding it on a beach so many years later.
saving it on her shelf,
where she put the things that made her feel like the world was magical.”
– ava dellaira
now this is what i call a room with a view.
“when you chop wood, chips fly”
i’m going to guess this is the car of an artist
i wonder what her/his vision is
for these beautiful pieces of wood.
a treasure trove.
“my work isn’t about form. it’s about seeing.
i’m excited about seeing things,
and i’m interested in the way i think other people see things.
a bit ironic
that the man who was installing my wood flooring
showed up at my house
on the second day of work
telling me how he had helped his friend
take down a dying tree in his yard
only to be knocked out cold and hit in the ribs
by a wayward giant branch
a piece of wood
that did not fall into place as planned.
I suggested he take the day off
to go to the doc or for some r&r
to come back and finish
whenever he felt better.
glad he took me up on my offer
and left for the day.
shows something about his work ethic
that he showed up
the very next day
prepared to work as hard as ever.
his comment –
” I know I look like I’ve been hit by a tree, but I’m okay,
it’s not the worst thing that’s ever happened to me.
lots of people have it a lot worse.”
“as you slide down the banister of life,
may all the splinters be going in the right direction.”
– author unknown
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