Monday, February 22, 2010

I love


I love: 1
Originally uploaded by Bridgman Pottery
Last week was rough. The weekend was fine, but ended with a vomity boy. I didn't spend time in the studio until Friday. There was no disaster, but life is hard, it isn't fair, things are out of my control. Things I felt secure in fell through. The high points of the week seemed to be magically erased by "what if" scenarios, dread, disappointment, and frankly, too much navel-gazing. This week I'm going to try to focus on things that are going right, things that I love. Over at flickr I'm going to take a photo a day of the things that bring me joy, peace, happiness. And hope. Because things could be a lot worse, no matter how difficult I might think any given situation is.

So. My late mother in law's pair of pierced porcelain lamps are in my list of things I love. I adore how they cast shadows around the dining room after we've turned out the lights. She and my father in law married in 1954. He spent time in Korea during and after the war. Almost immediately after their marriage they moved to Germany. Shortly after they adopted Gary, they moved to Turkey. Her house, and now ours, is filled with things from their time overseas.

8 comments:

beki said...

It's beautiful! I love things passed down to me, too. I know that they are only 'things', but things sure can hold a lot of special memories.

Mama Urchin said...

I've been thinking of you this weekend. Soon it will be spring and everything will look brighter.

amy h said...

I'm sorry you have been having a difficult time this past week. I hope the outlook gets rosier soon!

Sarah Jane said...

Hope all gets a bit better soon.

pricklypearbloom said...

I like this. I hope your week of looking up helps you feel a bit better.

erica said...

Hoping things will seem better this week, even if nothing changes in the big picture but your perspective.

Diane said...

I always like your photography. I'm so glad you are able to be there for that cute red head when he's sick. I hate kids who are left with sitters or home alone when they feel yucky. You're a great mom, give yourself a hug and enjoy the moment.
::love::

Jessica said...

Those lamps are beautiful. This past week has been icky as well for me (though no vomity kids, thank goodness!)