Tuesday, January 4

thirteen ways of looking at a house*

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Once there was a house with a green door and pale blue paint inside the window trim like eyeliner.

Someone chose this setting, built this house.

A hole was dug, a foundation poured.

Was there a great cheer the day the sill was nailed into place-- the excitement of a whole new life just beginning or, perhaps just a grunt and the rubbing of tired, calloused hands?

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Paint the face white, redden the sides, but bring that green around the trim-- like garland, like holly.

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A center chimney will keep us warm and cozy, won't it?

No bitter wind will put out the fire in our snug, little house, will it?

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But ohh, they say.

The windows are the soul of a house.

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You don't really believe that, do you?

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Maybe once upon a time, a dog lived here. Or two.

Bisous, E

*Sorry Wallace, I did it to you again.

7 comments:

  1. What a beautiful house...I love the colors. Yes I believe windows are the soul of a house.......I just wrote a blog post about my obsession for windows.

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  2. That house has so much character... Is it near where you live? I love the colors and I love your story too.

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  3. I love this house. Imagine moving in, revamping it and bringing it back to life...

    - Jazz

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  4. What? You didn't go up and peek in the windows and take photos of the inside? Not that I would have done that. Except I totally would have done that!

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  5. Thank you for that lovely little story. Your words always refresh me.

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  6. i am so full of gratitude that i found your new blog. your words and posts are inspirational and full of heart. so so happy :)

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thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me-- I love that you stopped by and hope something I shared was what you needed today. xo, e