Friday, September 28, 2012

Welcome

Welcome! This is a backdoor iron welcome mat at the Mustard House. It's an antique/gift shop that we stopped into a few weeks ago. We got a lamp for the bedroom, a small round mirror, an old duck print in a frame, a tiny glass, blue pitcher for the windowsill and a Halloween decorated sign that says "Spooky". We're a crazy pair. You see, while most of our friends are in the process of downsizing, it seems that Elenka and me are still actively upsizing, gathering stuff. That's a little bit of me. I'm happily doing the opposite of what a lot of my friends are doing anyway. Like George in the Seinfeld episode: The Opposite, sick of failing at most things he does the 'opposite' and approaches this good-looking woman at Monks "I'm fat, balding, have no job and live with my parents." She looks at him with great interest and a sexy smile. It works, at least for awhile. While he spends his time doing the opposite of what he thinks he should be doing, Jerry is actively 'taking a loss to make a gain.' Everything comes out 'even steven' for him. I like to think this is what we are up to collecting stuff, still. Maybe we're making a gain to take a loss. Does this make any sense to you?

16 comments:

  1. I like this picture, the different lines and the iron detail...and I like a lot your story!
    Léia

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  2. Quite contrarian, but that is ho life is - and so is the photo :-)

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  3. cool mat...i'd love to check out that store as i'm a gatherer too...sounds like you scored!

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  4. I'm not sure it makes sense, but it sounds like it might if I think about it long enough.

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  5. i say, whatever makes you happy - as long as you're not a hoarder. :)

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  6. Sometimes there are things too hard to resist.

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  7. Well, not sure about sense, but I never did get Seingeld...but you, I think I get the part about whatever you (& Elenka) are choosing to do, you do it with zest & delight.

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  8. Ahh -- your lovely mat photo matches your description of up-sizing/downsizing -- circular -- gave me a good laugh -- barbara

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  9. I'm with Texwisgirl. Whatever makes a person happy. Enjoy life while you are living it.

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  10. I'll make it three, whatever floats your boat.

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  11. Um..! No, but it is nearly midnight in Perth, I should probably have left it for a fresh new day haha!..

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  12. Awesome! I like this kind of pictures: never miss the occasion to take one...

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