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.
3 comments on “Pieces Of My Dreams – Third Piece”
Lovely, Linda. I really like even the phrase ‘curio shop’, and the philosophy Louise shared is so full of appreciation for the life and story of each thing … each a piece of a dream. 🙂 (There are a lot of gems in the blog archives, so it’s nice to resurface some of these treasures, too!). xoxo Jamie
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Glad you enjoyed the post. More and more I am appreciating the simple exchanges with my neighborhood, particularly when there is a sense of wonder and awe. The avenue where Curio is located has been shifting in ways that have caught my attention, such as a woman playing the harp and the opening of a Serendipity store. While most of the indie shops have been replaced with chains or vacant buildings, there is still a spirit of creativity and sparkle which brings me hope. I think you would enjoy browsing a store like this, as you have such a keen appreciation of the “old and symbolic”.
Thanks for the feedback too on the recent reblog activity. My attempt is to underscore published material that has resonance in the NOW , hoping others will also follow the trail with me and pick up new insights. love, Linda
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I am becoming quite the re-blogger lately, but I have a method to my madness. I finally visited the Curio shop and chatted with the owner Louise.She helped me better understand the meaning behind Curio – an object of curiosity. Our conversation split off into multiple tangents and I really enjoyed her energy. We talked art, healing, philosophy and the love of story. We exchanged cards and had a lovely interaction.
I walked away feeling more complete and less afraid. No one or no thing is ever broken or deserving of disregard or rejection. All is necessary and contains value.