“I always seek in what I see the likeness of something beyond the present and tangible object.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley
The crew is here to build the deck and the fence in our backyard. Oh how long we have waited for this day and now, so excited, I believe I can easily imagine what it must feel like to have severe ADD. My brain, and the thoughts in it, are just bouncing around and I can barely sit still long enough to write this. How I love watching the crew work with their power augers, their reciprocating saws and hearing the sound of the compressor filling the air.
I am living a construction lover’s dream. I am happy watching the deck I designed in my head actually come alive before me.
So on this exciting day, I want to share with you one of my favorite activities.
It begins with a confession.
I say I don’t like shopping.
But actually, that’s not true.
I love going to Home Depot.
I love wandering the aisles and looking at all there is to see.
Some ask, hammers? Screws? What’s so interesting about that?
And to myself I silently shake my head and think about how when I see hammers and screws I see possibility.
I see what can be.
All around me, in each of those aisles, I see a way to make something new, or make something that already exists, better.
Oh how I love being part of the transformation process.