Monday, April 07, 2008
the trophy (ex)wife
my head is forever swimming in the sea of paintcolors, things to keep, things to sell and all of the other ideas that come to shore during a closing up of one home and the opening up of another. "in my new life, i am having just two rolls of papertowels on standby instead of the sam's supersized eighteen.", i will hear myself say. it is a major lifestyle change. one which will be more on foot and on wheels. that is exciting. one of less, but one of much more.
a year ago, i clung to this home for a semblance of normalcy for the kids, but it is okay now to let someone else love it as much as i do. deep in my heart, i feel that in order for me to entirely move on that i had to have my own home. thankfully, my daughter felt the same way...and that we have the brothers' blessings.
this trophy was one of those little scores that i found thrifting for next to nothing. it is from the year that this house was built. it is one of those things that i will take with me as a token of this home, much like the handselected items from my past lives, past cities and past self.