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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Do they speak to you, too?

I do tend to anthropomorphize my belongings,
I believe I mentioned that in an earlier entry.
My divine Carol Hicks Bolton couch is named Babette.
And even though I most certainly do not
consider my cat Winnie a belonging
(she is my daughter, after all),
I do have the odd moment every now and again
when I feel certain she's a tiny little human inside a cat suit.

But it goes beyond that.....look closely at my small vase above.
Where the crackling is on the glaze, the slight darkening resembles
nothing so much as veins and arteries. "It's Alive" she exclaimed!
After all, I'm positive that she spoke to the very core of who I am
and what I love when she came home with me 12 years ago.
And she's been speaking to and inspiring me ever since.

They speak to you too though, don't they?
That whispery yet persistent voice which tells you
that home for them is whichever way and whereever place you're heading.
I mean, how else to explain the absolute "right-ness"
of that one very special piece we all own?
The one we were sure we couldn't afford
yet could not imagine leaving the market without?
It's their fault....they speak to us.

They can be pesky and strident little boogers when they find their mark....
even so far as haunting our thoughts and dreams
in the days and months to follow
should we not heed their supplications
and invite them back to our domicile.
Armed with regret and hopeful anticipation,
we invariably head back to the marketplace and find,
to our utter dismay, that they spoke a bit
more loudly to someone else....who listened.

Shhhhhh, I think I hear Babette.....
back for my next post after I learn
what's on her mind this fine Wednesday.

This post was edited to remove
any photos not taken by myself, Anne Lorys.


8 comments:

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Congratulations on your 'budding'shop and blog! Your fun and personal writing style is very entertaining and fun to read. Glad to see Texas Gals doing well.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Funny little post...you are so right. As a kid I would tend to humanize everything, that came form my parents as a way to take care of the things you have. Everything has feelings so to speak! Love your blog!
Beth

common ground said...

I absolutely agree! I've been doing a lot of "listening" lately as my house and garage are FULL. I love your posts, they are so captivating!
Debra

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Thank you Debra! Love your blog, and LOVE that precious little bisque doll you posted Monday. You have so many wonderful things!
Anne

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Hi Beth! Oh, you have so many wonderful treasures, what I wouldn't give to rummage through your latest finds. Makes me sad you're all the way in NC! Back now for a second look, I might just need something you've got...
Anne

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Hi CollectIn Texas Gal! What beautiful buttery yellow pieces you have on your blog. Love 'em! Thank you so much for stopping by, maybe we'll get to meet up, you're not that far away from me.
All the best,
Anne

common ground said...

Anne, I love it with the "donchaknows". Our younger son-in-law is from "Whis-KAWN-sn" and "Men-ees-OOO-ta" and is totally Swedish and Norwegian. We've had to train him in our "Hillbilly-ese"!
Love Betty, what a gal!
Debra

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Oh yeah, Whis-KAWN-sn-such a distinct accent, there's no mistaking it, is there? And they say we Texans have accents?
Ha! ;-)

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