Monday, January 3, 2011

Are you a dreamer...pick your one word...

I'm guilty...
I dream of a world that is not of two parties tearing apart
each other in vast worldly schemes of war and profit...
I dream of Utopia, where wildlife is still wild and free,
not hindered by highways and subdivisions
and overpopulation by a species that cares not for it's own...
I dream in technicolor...

I have Magnolia Pearl dreams...
I dream of a simple life, unshackled from perfectionism,
an appreciation of old and tattered
and dust on the mop boards ...
I marvel at a cobweb in the corner,
what a life she must live
near an old vase on a windowsill filled with fading red roses
and sunshine...
ahhhh, what a life to be small
insignificant...

...an artists life is filled with a beauty that many don't see,
a fold in a velvet ruffle that is mixed grays and blues,
the sky, many shades of azure and mauve and scarlet...
the colors of a decadent past laid out to dream on,
sumptuous dreams...

An antique dealer has multifaceted dreams...
some for profit and gain,
some for the need to fulfill the desire to see beauty all 'round
and to marvel at the stitches in time
some woman old or young had sewn in her duty to her husband
and her family and a life long gone now...
only remnants of her thinking and her caring...
yes I dream of these things...
I'm an artist in life and many things most don't care of,
simplicity...

I see a beauty perhaps to alter or to leave it as is...
to display it in antique shops or on the road, makes no matter,
it's all hard work that I love.
To see that look on your face when you find YOUR perfect treasure
is worth all the tea in China to an artist who dreams...

DREAM...it's my one word for 2011...

6 comments:

House Things said...

Great post! Very well said. I'm right there with you sister...

summersundays-jw said...

I'm with you too. In my mind it's Nova Scotia where everyone lives in peace & life is fair. Please don't anyone try to tell me it's not because that's my dream. Peace to you in this new year. Jan

MARY PERNULA said...

I am with you all the way to. I do still have a big girl job, so I can be a Artist if it needs to be called one. I would rather have something old, versus new any day. I wish I could be the Angel who was in charge of all the old and primitive items that are thrown away at the dump...............I hate going there cause at our dump you are not allowed to pick thru what is discarded.............it just urks me what gets thrown away......THOSE that remove old for new in there homes! They pay to do that, why don't they just put a add in the paper (COME GET for free)..............I just do not get it. HUGS MARY

angelandspot said...

Happy New Year! I'm a dreamer as well. My word for 2011 is CREATE because I want to create art and have fun doing so.du

Lauri Evans said...

Hey dreamer, love your post. And I meant to tell you earlier I love your little cottage, it is so cute. Want to come see it some time with tot. I also wanted to tell you I got a new blog. Just decided to go with my business one. laurievansdesigns.blogspot.com New fresh start. love you girl, lauri

Tilda said...

..your word fits you well. there are so many words you could use for 2011, it would be hard to choose one for you. i like your word. from your dreams come visions for all of us. this WILL be a good year. in fondest. Tilda