“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

6.10.2009

. . . & Chairs - Oh MY!


Yes.
More chairs.
More blue.
More teal.
More white space.

They just make me happy.
I have no idea why.

They're old chairs - both for children.
Chair # 2 was a high chair in its day,
now missing its arms,
now sitting in the corner of my bedroom,
holding a pillow & a candle in a blue bowl.
Chair #1 sits in the living room.
Usually Maggie's chair,
but I sit in it when drying my hair,
and friends have been known to use it
while watching football
or television politics.

I like to think about all the little ones
who've sat in them in the past.
How much baby food was refused from that high chair,
I wonder,
how much crying,
how much stubbornness on display?
So I left all that texture,
all that energy on display.
The bigger chair?
Oh, I think the children who sat there
were seated at tables,
crayolas in hand,
imagination at work,
paying attention to themselves,
inventing their worlds.

I hope they all came true.

11 comments:

  1. I love those chairs and the sense of history that go with them!
    TODAY IS THE DAY!!!
    Good luck and have fun my artist friend!!!

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  2. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on the Peonies~they are a sight to behold.
    I LoVe your Art! Glad to discover you, I am adding you to my favs!
    xo Cindy

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  3. Your big day is here!!!!! So much heart and soul has been poured into the days leading up to this special day...I SO WISH I could go to your show. I wish I could soul travel right to your paintings and sit next to each one as I contemplate the beauty there.

    Wishing you a day of fulfilled dreams and childlike excitement. I will be thinking of you with a smile and a great big hug.

    Cheers to you, my friend.
    It's gonna be wonderful!
    xo

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  4. Yeah! It's here! I wish I could be there but know that I am with you in spirit! And ditto on what Jaime said!

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  5. oh i also echo every word that jaime said so well. i love the idea of soul traveling to see your paintings---

    love the chairs. :)

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  6. Chairs and blue, two of my most favourite things.
    All objects should possess the ability to talk, then we'd have stories!
    xo

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  7. Oh How i do love the blue and white, hope that the show goes well!
    Hugs,
    Suvarna

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  8. Love, love, love these chairs and what you've written about them. I too have a thing for chairs, especially old chairs. Chairs with a history. As you put it, "all that energy on display."

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