Notes from the quirky life of a practicing contemplative (emphasis on "practicing"), teacher, learner, auntie, weirdo, and dog mama.
Title quote from "Aurora Leigh" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Mom and Dad bought me this little rocking chair for my first birthday. I loved to sit in it and read like the grownups. I've kept it ever since, not using it except as a sentimental keepsake for the past 35+ years. When I moved in with my aunt and uncle, I didn't have enough room for it so I put it in storage. A few weeks later I decided that was dumb - the rocker's store-bought, not made by some long-dead relative, now it's gathering dust and doing no one any good, and I have a picture of myself in it and that's sentimental enough. So I brought the rocker to aunt & uncle's and put it in the rec room for my second cousins, A and B, to use and enjoy. I'm liking this way of cherishing this "possession" much better than the old way.
So what do you think these pics say about our personalities? Here I am, reading an ad for men's shoes. (?)
Here's A rocking a baby doll:
And here's B watching Dora!
You know the Brave Little Toaster? This is the Happy Little Rocking Chair. Awww.