Sunday, March 22, 2009

Clean Start

It's truly the little things in life that fill me with joy and a seance of place. My new home is coming together and I'm finding that grandiose visions and good intentions are less of a driving force for me than necessity. But careful selection of the thing I require for survival, can delight me just as much as indulgence in oddities and curiosities.

Case in point ...this beautiful hand twisted clothesline, unearthed from the depths of a bin in a hispanic dollar store in echo park. Ninety nine cents of crafty, thrifty, homey, cutesy, sunshiny, usefulness and so much more pleasing, and less expensive than a standard nylon cord. The soiling of my favorite sweater was the final straw that brought this clothesline dream out of the box and into reality, there is nothing like necessity to inspire action.

Hand washing my favorite clothes remind me to take care and pay close attention to the things, (and people) that I love.


Ondine said...

I'm very jealous you have a garden (and some sunshine) to dry your clothes in!

Micha Merrick said...

Don’t be jealous!
Just get some pretty house plants, a line hung in a window (plain old elastic, string, laces, what ever you find) and... voila! instant make shift garden sunshine, in which to dry your clothes. Where there is a will there is a way.

STORM said...

I love this perspective on hand's my new laundry mantra! Close attention means being here now. Yes, ma'am!

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