Wednesday, March 31, 2010

When things fall...

When things fall... I know I can come here and count on all of you to understand how I am feeling and that you will offer all kinds of encouragement. So many of you have been where I now walk.  I love that you "get" the pieces of me that I share, and know me well enough to fill in the blanks when I neglect them.

 Your words fall... into the deep crevices of my fissured heart and keep it from splitting open some days.

I've been wondering a bit if things started to fall, because I picked the word reach.  I naively thought I'd get to choose what I'd reach for... not perhaps, what would reach me.  Or that I'd be reaching up, not out.  I thought I picked the word, but perhaps it picked me?

When things fall... I am finding out it isn't always such a bad thing.  I'm finding they may be shifting simply to re-order themselves into a far better arrangement than I alone could have conjured myself.


My entryway table was begging to be let in on a bit of spring and Easter decorating.



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I have been looking for these ceramic rabbits my mother and I made when I was 9.  We found them buried in her closet the other day.



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I put out everything I thought was spring-y and pastel-y... but something was missing... no matter how many times I rearranged and worked other pieces in... nothing felt right.  But then...
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 I kid you not, the doorbell rang.  In a package all the way from Canada, was the missing piece.  But I didn't know it was missing till I set in on the table.  Voila!  I am no decorator, I just happen to know what I like when I see it.  This, I love.  I won it in a giveaway over at The Original Art Studio, from Bonnie.  If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting her, please go visit soon!  Thank you Bonnie!


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When things fall, I realize, sometimes they fall right into place.  

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20 comments:

  1. Hi Vicky
    that's a sweet post...and a particularly sweet Bonnie you have found...

    I like your metaphor of falling apart to reconfigure...I could see the pieces falling as I read your words...like a kaleidoscope rearranging itself...and coming up with a beautiful pattern...

    happy days

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  2. I enjoyed this post, Vicky.. terrific metaphor, and a bit of what I'm dealing with in my own life.

    Always reach up, and out when you need it. It's how we grow.

    Do you know, I painted that same (smaller) bunny when I was a kid, in a chocolate brown. My mother still has it. :-)

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  3. Such bare, honest feelings 'falling' out of you. I wonder sometimes if it is an inner re-organization that causes the outer feeling of falling apart ... I have noticed that I almost always feel this in the Spring - perhaps old anniversary memories ...

    I'm so glad you received the print in tact and that you have found a place for it already. It looks great there. I was delighted when your name came up as one of the winners, as I have so enjoyed our exchanges. Enjoy.

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  4. Such an interesting post. When things fall into place or fall to us, it does seem magical.

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  5. How perfect is that! I have found when I pick a word for the year I need to be very careful because it doesn't always go the direction I think it should. Reach is a good word, but it will be interesting to hear how it leads you.

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  6. when we reach we don't always know what we will find ... the outcome was lovely

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  7. Funny how our words for the year are just like life... they take us on a journey, not the other way around.

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  8. I'm so glad that you found your ceramic bunnies. There is more of course, but I'm so glad you found your bunnies.

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  9. Delwyn, thanks :) I agree completely about our sweet Bonnie! A Kaleidoscope is a great metaphor for what I was describing.

    Karen, I have the chocolate brown little bunny too that I made... poorly though... I asked the kids if they wanted it and they said no! Too funny you have the same one.

    Bonnie, yes I like your description of the inner reorganization especially in spring... now that you mention it, I see that. Thanks for all the great insight and nudging me on in the evolvement process :)

    Kass, yes, magical is a great word... that sums up the feeling well!

    Marilyn, yes, the one word challenge is an eye opener for me this year :) Did you pick one this year?

    Susan, yes, I couldn't have asked for a better outcome... so joyful :)

    Gitz, thats it, they "take us on a journey..." well-said.

    Delores, thanks :) I was so glad too, I missed them for years and was worried they were gone.

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  10. Vicky, first of all, the table decoration looks so pretty!! I love the picture. I'm going to check out your friend's site.

    I'm going to take your words to heart today. I've been feeling kind of displaced and frazzled. I like your idea about reaching up from what falls apart in me or around me. Thanks Vicky.

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  11. One word that comes to mind is...perfect! Vicky, that is exactly what your table needed. I am not a decorator either but I too know when something "fits". Just like in life, when you just don't feel right but then that missing piece appears (something you didn't expect) and you feel "perfect" again.

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  12. I like your arrangement and your words are so true. I think of fruit on a tree. It ripens and falls full of potential for new life.

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  13. How fun to win something Vicky. I bet you were really surprised. Enjoy.

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  14. Vicky,
    This was just a wonderful post. I love the spring decorating you did as you talked about things falling into place, it gave me a perfect picture.
    Isn't the "word" for the year a funny thing in that the discovery is NEVER quite what we expect!?
    love to you today~
    R

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  15. Oh, I almost forgot...gorgeous flower!!!

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  16. sometimes it's just like magic when something comes together like that....
    I hope your easter is a happy one !

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  17. This was a wonderful post! At first it alarmed me but then it made me happy.:)
    Well done Vicky:)

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  18. Kelly, hoping you're less frazzled as the days go by :) Thinking of you and glad you're reaching along side of me...

    Eileen, so true, in life it definitely works this way too. Thanks for your sweet words!

    Jen, what a great metaphor... the ripe fruit falling... that resonates with me too :)

    Lisa, indeed I was... thrilled!

    Robin, thanks sweetie, I thought of you when I put the pastels together :) I had to settle for fake flowers, but since we're only pretending to have spring... they'll do *wink* Love to you as well...

    Beth, yep, magic... Happy Easter to you too!

    Vic, I am glad you weren't alarmed for long and left you happy!

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  19. That is just the way I feel about all my blogger friends too! They pick up the pieces when I find myself unable to :)

    Beautifully written with pretty pictures :)

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