Reflections of Light
It adds light on a wall that gets none.
This old house was built to avoid having Redding’s summer sun beat in any of the windows. The living room is especially shaded.
Mirrors are strategically placed to catch and reflect light.
They can be found all over town in the sweet little thrift shops.
Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers that do such a good job running my three favorite second hand stores — Discovery Shop, the All Saints thrift store and The Attic.
It’s nice to have some extra holiday sparkle while I’m stitching what will be other’s gifts to give.
I do miss the smell of the bows but the last few trees I bought were long past being fragrant. We may do big trees again when grandchildren come.
So cute, eh? The little trees light up. The light pole will to when I set it on a solid base after inserting a little stringed Christmas light. I’ll get there.
Maybe right before if daughter, Jess can come back for the holiday but I’m not getting my heart set on that possibility.
The light wreath brightens up the music wall. Maybe when I’m in SF I’m make to Amoeba for a few more vinyl treasures. Last time there I bought a fresh copy of Incredible String Band’s first, the Velvet Underground’s third and Lullabies to Paralyze by Queens of the Stone Age.
Jess gave me the Girls album Album. That was super cool gift last year.
If I was loaded with cash I’d rent a truck and haul off half of Amoeba’s inventory.
You can see the Incredible String Band LP in the picture of Jessica’s typewriter candle art piece. I love this artwork. It reminds me of Allen Ginsberg. Someday Jessica will blow minds on a mass scale with her work.
Son Brian will, too. I feel great things coming. Good minds and hearts will be valued.
Did anyone see James Franco on the Actor’s Studio last night? That young man is a maniac. Lust for Life.
May happy holiday vibes infect you and may we all be, at least occasionally, as deliriously driven as James Franco.