"People from a planet without flowers
would think we must be mad with joy the whole time
to have such things about us."
~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Beholding

8 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles. i have an old piece of furniture my great uncle made me that carries a lot of memories...and hey i can read your writing...

LV said...

You great minds working in the same direction. Last week I paid a tribute to my old AC, and now today you are honoring your rocker.

Teresa Evangeline said...

Alright! Your letter to your chair is wonderful. We should all appreciate our beloved "objects" this much.

Madeline's Album said...

Memories are wonderful. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Suz said...

Oh this was so cute...I think I will do one...write a letter to a beloved object of family
clever and endearing there girl

Jan Ely said...

Dear Fellow Furniture Addict,

Funny how our appreciation is so great that we fall in love with beautiful, yet inanimate objects, isn't it? Knowing the history or inheriting a piece makes it that much more special.

I once loved a dresser. It was so pretty I could not take my eyes off it. As I stripped and stained it, we became quite well acquainted. Chairs are a personally beloved mainstay with me. They provide a place to sit, dream, read & write. I will stand tall, (then sit down in a Victorian rocker) with you in unity for our love of the furniture that we love.

I "get" you,
Jan

jojo said...

I love Jen's reply, love, love your letter and I 'get' you too! Very sweet Farmlady..;j

Debora said...

What a sweet letter! Never thought to write to my furniture. Hate to admit it, but some of my letters would say "Get Out!" I do have my 38 year old son's first little rocking chair. He doesn't want it and nobody uses it...but I can still see him at 18 months; rocking back and forth...