June 20, 2009

Turning the Tattered Pages

Continue to exist; be prolonged

Antique stores are a calming pleasure for me, serving as a reminder that objects can sometimes endure against all odds, circumstances and stages of decay. They persist, endure. In doing so they present histories that beg to be revealed.

Who, what, when, where and how questions arise, especially when those items seem to hold some connection to peoples daily lives.

Who wore this hat? Who did the lovely hand work?

What attic held this tattered lampshade beyond it's years?

When did this amber glass take center stage in someones home?

Where did life take the little girl who once loved
the doll in the store window.

How do such fragile and well loved treasures remain intact.

Stories waiting to unfold hide in the nooks and crannies of antique stores. They sit on window sills, tables and shelves, changing colors, gathering dust and waiting for you to come find them. Waiting for you to turn the tattered pages of the past.

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