On the (increasingly rare) occasion that I work at my desk…. (usually when I am editing an actual story, paying bills, or pretending to work on my novel) I am blessed with the following view by turning slightly to the right.
Why do I like this view? Because it sums up most of the important aspects of my life.
Want a closer look?
Here we have both the first piece of “art” that I ever bought and a photo of my adorable niece. The statue has moved with me half a dozen times over the years and has survived getting broken in almost all of those moves. I super glue it back together, remind myself that true art is unbreakable, and vow to use more bubble wrap next time. My niece.. well she’s a cutie and also the first in the next generation of Metcalfe’s. The photo you can’t see very well is actually of me age 5 with my parents. Oh, and my college graduation tassle.
Here we have the ‘works in progress” shelf. Ideas, ideas, ideas… and even some sort-of-almost-done ideas as well. Basically, this is the shelf that I am avoiding when I write in my blog instead of, well, actually working. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this shelf. Moving on.
Ahhh another vase… Have I told you how much I love getting fowers? This one is purple, catches more of the afternoon light and oh yes looks marvelous by white Christmas lights. I love the lights… they set the right mood (when it is desirable to do so) but also give me a faint sense of peace and harmony in my room year round.
Jewelry boxes (or rather boxes where I keep my jewelry. Ironic I know… I have a fair bit of jewelry and some very nice pieces yet I only wear the one necklace. So it goes. Also my Goddess figurine…. A gift from a different life but there is still sentimental attachment and well heck, she makes a good silhouette.
Last but not least…. Candles because one can never have too many and the now almost dead flowers from The Man. Yes the Man has a name, in fact I am pretty sure I have outed him on this blog already, but in true Blog-Fashion I too can name my family and friends with Blog-Friendly Nicknames.
Plus there are a whole slew of “The Man” jokes that I would love to start using.
Actually, The Man is quite nice…. Deluded a bit about my ability to get into grad school perhaps, but nice. See the flowers? Hooray for flowers!
So there you have it… a view of Art, Family, Writing, Passion, Pride, Lights, Pretty Things, Sentimental Things, Candles, and Wonderful Reminders of Wonderful People.
Also known as: Happiness