Wednesday, September 19, 2012
My new place in time and space
It's a new place to start decorating. It's a new place to fill with some of my things - things that I've collected over the years, but have no good place for here in my regular home. It's a new place to fix up - I love renovating and building and planning and construction.
It's a new place full of artsy details, which you might look at and say OH DEAR - That building is collapsing! But I look at and say, WOW, look how cool that frame looks,
I love to look at the building and wonder - who worked on this section? Why did they put it here? Why did someone allow it to fall apart?
And it looks SO NICE when something that's falling apart is cleaned up and put back together - a real sense of accomplishment!
And I love walking down to the pond, and learning that the green slimey looking stuff is actually plants, and not just slime, and that there are golden salamanders of some kind floating in there - living their little salamander life!
And I love walking through my own woods, and not even knowing them yet, and finding strange THINGS just sitting there - in the back in the woods - and wondering WHAT THE HECK IS THAT? And why is it there? And who put it there?
Like this thing. What is it? It's pretty sturdy! I could swear I've walked through this part of the woods before, and I hadn't seen this metal thing! Why is it there? What is it used for? I don't understand it at all!
So many cool things to discover and wonder about!
And the trees - the shear NUMBER of trees! I love trees! And now I have uncountable numbers of trees! And they are all my own trees!
Of course, when I say that, I feel bad. Because the trees aren't really mine, they are the world's. How can anyone really own the world? Or a tree? The tree owns itself, doesn't it? But - I'm the tree's protector, now, aren't I? I feel like they are my own. I want to get to know each tree. I have an unimaginable wealth of trees and plants and rocks. And strange scrap metal things. And animals.
I really feel like I belong here, and I can't wait to get back.
Posted by Sue at 6:02 PM