Tuesday, November 17, 2015

What Does The Word Mean - Part III

Another group of words from the challenge to photography "the solace, nourishment and underlying meaning of everyday words" from David Wythe's book, Consolations.

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In the depths of despair when we feel frozen and do not want to be found or to feel, there is still hope. Hope, that will thaw our despair and allow us to return to joy.

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The roads I choose for my life are just that; my choices. I believe spiritual guidance is involved in my choices, but not a force the predestines my life.

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"What do you do when disappointment comes
When it weighs on you like a rock.
You can either let it press you down
until you become discouraged, 
even devastated, 
or you can use it as a
stepping-stone to better things."
~ Joyce Meyer

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Forgiveness is a choice. Choosing to forgive brings reconciliation and a fresh start. Forgiveness will help prevent further deterioration of relationships.

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"A friend
knows our difficulties
and shadows
and remains in sight."
~ David Whyte

I'm still enjoying this study of words. I find myself going past the obvious meaning and searching for a more in depth definition. If you'd like to see how I've photographed others words look here and here. Pick a word today, let it mull around in your mind, and even if your not a photographer think about how you could illustrate it. Words are magic! 

"In words are seen the state of mind
and character and disposition
of the speaker."
~ Plutarch

Friday, November 6, 2015

Is it too early to think about Christmas?

The question:  Is it too early to think about Christmas?
The answer:  YES, IT IS!
BUT, if you don't think about it now it will be gone!
At least the pretty Christmas decorations in the stores will be!
They'll be picked over and sold out!

That being said, a trip to The Painted Tree, a fairly new vintage market, was necessary. I'm not quite sure how to describe The Painted Tree. It's filled with vintage items, repurposed items, new items, and decorator items. All, I know is it's a fun place to spend a couple of hours or more.

I really fell in love with this nativity set and I really want it, but do I need it? No, not really since I don't really have the space to display it properly and it really cost too, much!  Did I use the word really too many times?  I wrote this with a whiny tone in case you can't tell!

The Painted Tree is a wonderful place to find weathered and worn items which I love. There's just something special about old doors and peeling paint that tugs at my heart.

There are always things that stir my memories too, like these vintage pot holders. It will really tell my age, but I loved making these as a child and later helping my daughter weave them on the little loom. As a matter of fact, if I dug in my craft closet deep enough, I would probably find a loom hidden away!

Like I said, there's a little bit of something for everyone. This piano fountain topped the list for unusual. I have mixed emotions about this fountain. It's pretty seeing the water splash over the keys and the sound of the water did seem musical, but being a very nostalgic person, it almost broke my heart. I had trouble getting over the fact that the water was totally ruining the old piano. Although I'm sure the piano was probably on the brink of ruin anyway. I could tell that parts of it had been damaged beyond repair. I suppose a fountain would be better than the dump.

That's it for me, I WON'T think of Christmas again until after Thanksgiving! (yeah right!)