Monday, November 16, 2009

Thinking Outloud

When I came back from lunch today the last bloom on my purple orchid had fallen. This beautiful botanical has kept watch over my office for nearly 9 months. I've seen each blossom bud and grow and then one by one they have silently fallen. I've been giving myself the whole circle of life pep-talk on repeat. But this is probably the only plant that I haven't killed yet. And now it's gone ahead and died anyway.As I pulled into my garage tonight and passed the communal dumpster I noticed someone had discarded a little wooden chair. It called to me. Instantly I imagined it in a bright new color and topped with a pair of little tippy-toed feet reaching to help me crack an egg. So I picked it up and brought it home. And suddenly I'm feeling a lot better about the circle of life.

9 comments:

C*K*J said...

My heart is smiling so big right now. I can't wait to see the journey of that little wooden chair! XO

The P*dunc's said...

I am so excited about your find! I these beautiful little glimpes into the future. Tender mercies from the Lord.

The P*dunc's said...

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{lizzythebotanist} said...

i hope those little feet make their way here faster than you can re-vamp the chair.

p.s. your orchid is NOT dead! you are lucky it bloomed so long, really. 9 months is amazing. my grandma is an orchid expert so i know a little something. i'll send you some tips. do you know what kind it is? i'm guessing a phalaenopsis?

Marriott + Ali said...

so sweet & great find!

I had similar thoughts of cooking with my little one before he was here too...it's playing out to be a little more chaotic than I had imagined. He prefers to crack the egg right in his hand. It's so much fun....every time. :|

Your "little tippy-toed feet" will be much more well behaved than mine though, I'm just sure of it!

Love ya & I know I missed a call from you yesterday, so I will call you back today!

Mandy said...

YOu are so talented my friend!! I am wondering if I will ever see you guys again.. I can't come again tonight. Tell everyone I miss them.

Kami said...

what a fun find...mostly for the sweet picture you painted to go with it.

Shauna said...

I'm sure you'll turn this chair around into something spectacular. Your such a talented little thang!

Natlee Lloyd said...

I wish I had a communal dumptser to find treasures in too! I'm thinking a bright robin egg blue, but then again little toes go with any color:)