Saturday, November 30, 2013

Perfectly Imperfect

This is what prompted the clutter-clearing a few weekends ago.

It's what I was making space for. 

It's scarred and flawed. 

It's definitely a survivor.

It's full of stories and secrets. It has history.

Wonderful things have been written at this desk. I know because I've read some of them.  The desk is a gift from their author.  Each time I look at it I am amazed by her generosity. 

And each time I look at the desk I discover something new. A mark, a dent, a trace of green paint. I can't walk past it without wanting to stop and write and dream and imagine. 

I'm so glad this desk has found its way to my home. I feel it's travelled far to get here. Oh, the stories we will tell!


  1. A real roll-top desk! It's gorgeous. I always wanted one of those. I especially love all the little cubbyholes. Lucky you!

    1. Thanks Val! It is gorgeous isn't it? We're obviously of the type that appreciates the beauty that comes with age!

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    1. Thanks Emma! It's the kind of desk that tempts me to sit down and write. Like I don't have enough trouble getting out the door to work as it is.


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