Monday, May 5, 2014

Home



The first time I saw the place, it seemed magical. The unpainted rooms, the gardens not yet planted, the wild yard – a promise of better things to come.

As years pass, it just seems run down, not magical.

The birds remind me.




18 comments:

  1. Ahh, I like the "evolving" tone of this piece. How the magic wanes into reality!

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  2. I guess things sort of lose their luster once you get used to it. Glad the birds serve as a reminder.

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    1. Yes, me too. Thanks for your comment.

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  3. It's amazing how the simplest things can remind us of how things once were.

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    1. I agree. Like how a smell can bring back a memory from long ago.

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  4. Ah! When the newness and first blush wears off. So true for many things!

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    1. Unfortunately...
      Don't you wish the newness could last forever?

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  5. Wherever we go..we are not free like birds,we are bound in many ways

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    1. Yes, I suppose that is true. Thanks for your comment!

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  6. What Time and Tide can do to perceptions. I wonder if we lose the novelty of a place this way. Nice way of weaving birds into the post!

    Shailaja's post

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  7. So... you live in my house, then...

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    1. Haha! I don't actually feel so badly about my house, but this post is my overwrought way of saying it's hard keeping up with home improvements. :)

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  8. Oh, entropy. It affects everything. This is really great. I love the image, and the way you brought in the birds. Thanks for linking it up!

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    1. Thanks, Christine! That picture is taken by me when birds did suddenly appear in mass quantities around my home.

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  9. That last line looms ominous. Well done.

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    1. Thank you! I wasn't thinking of the birds as ominous, but I can see how it could look that way.

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