Here’s another gem from the circle of life..
People may wonder why I keep an email account on AOL. I know it is so 1990s but part of me resists the work involved in letting all my old contacts know I have a new address. Actually I have many email accounts with different providers but I like the AOL home page.
Stuff happens here on my AOL home page that is unexpectedly wonderful. The Waking and Sleeping Worlds Collide.
Most readers know I changed my tagline on 1-11-15 to Pieces of a Dream. It is also a name of a local band, but I did not recall this when I made the change. I just knew I heard the phrase somewhere before. While visiting AOL on Wednesday I looked at the local news headlines and found this article:
The title reads Curio Philadelphia – pieces of dreams.
Here is an excerpt from the owner of the Curio Shop that I found quite inspiring:
“I like to take compromised things and not let them go, not let them end up in the trash,” said Taft, protectively. She rescued the forgotten carousel horse, reposed in dirt, at a sale in an old hotel in Schwenksville. She spoke of this prized fellow and all her “found, redefined and repurposed” treasures with the eyes of a child and the loving whisper of a mother. “Have nothing in your home that you don’t love.”
Again, like a dream weaver or fortune teller looking into the future, Taft sees things no one else sees.
“Every object has a story,” Taft said. “While in Italy I see fragments of the Roman Empire coming out of the earth. All the things here in the shop are fragments; what represents me or someone else.”
With the heart of a self-described “survivor,” Taft is called to see the potential of the whole, where others see the uselessness of the broken.
I believe I found confirmation that my new tagline is a keeper!
update: The address of the Curio Shop is 8113, which equals 1111.