Friday, August 17, 2007

Pablo Picasso 1918 Huile sur toile

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful,
or believe to be beautiful”
William Morris

I'm having a yard sale today and yesterday I spent the entire day housecleaning and going through every nook and cranny of my house searching for items that I'd like to sell in a yard sale. And in that hunt I found this clean, crisp postcard I was sure I had lost. Another of those all time favourite images, especially once I had moved to the seaside. The postcard was bought at The Louvre my very first awe struck trip to Paris back in the late 90's. When yesterday was over I had only one large cardboard box full of yard sale things - which made me feel great. Finally, finally after years of carting around way too much stuff. I have managed to sell or give away almost all my excess crap. What remains in my house, pretty much, are things that I love or things that may be useful - I'll admit that the word may in that statement could be troublesome but for today I feel really good about every single item that I allowed to stay. Plus I was quite thorough in organizing the things that do remain and I now feel that I know where almost everything is - another state of being I felt I'd never achieve. How great it is to think "I wonder where that butterfly patterned tissue paper
is ?" I can now answer myself "why I think you'll find that tissue paper in the back crawlspace, on the left hand side, in the shoe box marked tissue paper"... order ... my secret alter ego.

1 comment:

  1. oh oh oh...this is one of my FAVE Picassos!!! Okay.....you are officially my new favorite blog.

    We like so many of the same things...even Stacey and Clinton.


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