Taking time ....literally
Ready for my closeup, Mr DeMille!
This week's prompt from Sally Russick at Studio Sublime is "Take Time."
I thought about how to portray this concept... taking time out of my busy life just for me. And I realized that it's not such an unusual thing for me to do. Because my kids are grown, and I don't have a physically active job, time for me might be taking a walk with my dog, Bebop or in the warmer weather, joining my husband on a yard sale expedition.
I got my inspiration for this week's prompt from one of the items I picked up last summer.
We saw an ad on Craig's List for a variety of items including old construction and furniture remnants. And the farm holding the sale was right up the road from our house. I walk past it on my walks.
Around back are some greenhouses, and in one of them, they had what was left from a relative's furniture restoration business. Ooo lala! French antiques! However the antiques looked more like the piece you see here, made into a pendant, than anything you could sit on.
I did buy several of these pieces, but there was something much bigger calling to me from a dusty corner. I walked by it several times, and finally pulled it out to take a second and third look. Yup, just as I thought - completely useless. But I had to get it. I had to take TIME for me.
This object, so rusty and dusty, just barely recognizable as a former time piece, was once part of a grandfather clock. Now it sits in my living room reminding me to TAKE TIME.
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