4.25.2007

A Semblance

She sat down at the table and tapped the seat beside her. “Sit down, denial,” she said. “We need to talk.” She proceeded to praise denial, the often maligned guest in the room, for following a week of achievement and well being, she realized what she had done best was to dance with denial, denial in the form of the unspoken self-critique, denial in the form of the over-obsessing worry sidelined, denial in the form of pure celebration of what is.

In waltzing with denial, she glided through life with ease, found new energy to greet life, spent time doing rather than imagining.

With denial’s urging, she gave her life a makeover. When the new furniture arrived unexpectedly in boxes with the declaration “Some assembly required,” she chuckled rather than groaned. “Just like life,” she said. “Assembly required.” So as she placed part A next to part B and joined them with screw C, she saw her life coming together. And when she stripped the paint off the layered and tattered closet doors getting down to the core in order to start fresh and build back up, she again saw her life paralleling the journey. The old layers of trash and garbage stripped away for new color to emerge. And with all the work done and pictures newly hung and the bed freshly made, she sat herself down and leaned against supportive pillows. She looked at the masterpiece she’d created and understood the newness before her. Some assembly required indeed.



(to see a before shot...go here)

5 comments:

jen said...

whoa! pure money, friend. can denial come over my way for a weekend? although i've met him, the one i know is more passive and has much less of an eye for space.

kristen said...

I love how your room looks, especially since I was privy to the process. I love the photos on the wall - they look amazing in their new home. And Speck is so cute - I love how serene he looks -zen puppy.

V-Grrrl said...

A lovely place to retreat to...

Emily said...

beautiful

essgee said...

Amazing and inspiring. Thank you!