My reflections of life fresh from the clothesline.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Santa came early for me!
Look what I found today! Seems Santa must have gotten my address wrong and delivered this to a neighbor's house instead *grin*.
Today it was such a beautiful day that our family decided to take a leisurely bike ride around our neighborhood. On a whim, I decided to peddle down a road that I have never been down before. And there she was. Sitting in somebody's driveway with a sign that said "For Sale $25".
Immediately, I ignored my family's plea not to trespass and to pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease get out of the driveway before somebody saw me.
As luck may have it, the homeowner "Steve" came out and said, "Hi! Merry Christmas! Hey are you guys interested in that bench? You can have it for free. My wife told me to bring it to Goodwill today but if you want it... it's all yours."
After I did a happy dance and thanked my new BFF (*lol*) I peddled home at warp speed and drove back to Steve's house to bring my new addition home.
Is it me? Or am I the one of the lonely who still feel comfort in hanging my clothes on a real clothesline? For me, it gives me time to take things down a notch. To feel the warmth of the sun on my skin and hear the birds sing. To see flowers growing in my backyard in different stages of their lifecycles. And more importantly, time to reflect. Listen to my inner thoughts that the busyness of life drowns out during the day. A time to reconnect with my thoughts and to visit memories of my childhood and to somehow feel connected to generations of the women of my family. My clothesline ... a simple but complex blessing of my life.