A Bit of my Day

There are times when you stumble upon something that unexpectedly takes your breath away.

Today was such an occasion.

I went to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for play group (Admission is free on Wednesday through November 19th). I'd looked up some of the exhibits and saw "Craft in America." I was really excited to see it, but had no idea how amazing it would be.

I was instantly greeted by a wooden double rocker. It was a warm piece. Almost like sun peaking through the clouds of this rainy fall day. It brought all of my senses to a heightened state. The entire exhibit is a mixture of old and new. Quilts on walls near metal works. I love things that a are handmade. There is an extra bit of life about them. There was also a tapestry that I couldn't take my eyes off of.

Two red roses have grown up in front of the moon.

I close my eyes and imagine a woman sitting in a chair, a rocking chair, made of smooth wood. She has done plenty of needlepoint before, but this time it means something more. She's rocking, thinking about her day, savoring this quiet moment. She enjoys the night for this reason - it becomes her time. Her image comes to life one stick and pull at a time.


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