Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Coat of Many Colors...

{This image, is of an Angel... in a cemetery, in California.... An old friend took this image... The Beautiful Marble Angel, has thrown her body, over a stone, and is weeping... I connected with her, immediately...My friend, gave me this image... and I'll always cherish it... and understand it... I know this place...all too well...} My friend, Stan, stopped out, this morning, to borrow the Gnarly Chandelier, for his 'Light Show'.... I didn't get all of the details, yet... as you know, I wasn't in the most talkative mood this morning... and, we were both drenched in sweat, after taking down, and loading the massive piece...{ that was at 9:30 a.m.} I am so happy for him, tho... He is so excited, about this show... Stan does lighting, all over the world, for the Major Music Industry... But, this display, is his work of art...He was beaming, as he shared his vision... This brings me, to today's Journey... After Stan left... I bailed in the Truck... called my dear friend, Charlie...Why Charlie? He's a very wise, and non judgmental soul... He doesn't fall for 'clicks', or care what you drive...or wear...he's incredibly smart... and calls a 'spade a spade'...he's a very gentle spirit... I asked him, if he would be home, as I was heading South... he said, "yeah"... I told him, I just had to get away... and... I'm on my way... When I arrived, he was sitting under the shade tree, at his wonderful, peaceful home... then, walked over to greet me... as I got out of the truck... I told him, I just needed a non judgemental friend... he walked up, and gave me a big hug...We spent the next several hours, digging through his wonderful Barn... It was 106 degrees, with the heat index... but, it was the best therapy I could ever have... We didn't talk much... just about the great old stuff... the Soulful stuff, he gathers... The stuff, Charlie and I truly love... and so few understand... The tears I shed, today, aren't for me... I couldn't care less, what people think of me... It was about the shop... I guess it really is a part of me... Like Stan, beaming, over his artistic 'Light Show'... That little Shop, is my piece of art...My, 'Coat of Many Colors'...letting it's soulfulness, shine... I fight for the acceptance, of it... to no avail... It's like the 'Coat of Many Colors'... Dolly Parton wrote, and sang about... I too, felt I was rich... then, to hear the others laughing, and making fun of me.... well... It's been a bit painful... I'll have to finish, tomorrow... Barb C.

9 comments:

sue in mexico mo said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. From the photos, I think your shop is very interesting. And I mean that in a very good way! :-) And it is obvious that you love doing what you do.

I am going to come see you soon. In the meantime, I will continue to enjoy your blog.

I admire and envy your stamina and spirit. Reminds me of myself several years ago. . .

I think this heat is getting to us. I closed my shop and went home to AC this afternoon. I have a 'rule' when the temp is 90* in the shop, I go home!

Gatherings said...

One of my favorite songs!Keep treking and let it go! Words can just blow away in the wind and be gone tomorrow. We are all different in our own ways!

Sisters' Garden and Bloom said...

Thinking of you---barb---and all the hard and creative work you do!!! Some people just dont understand---and you can let those "mean" comments just roll off of you---cause we all know there are a thousand other people that only have good things to say about your wonderful shop, and all the great things you do for others!! You are the best in the business---dont let ANYONE get you down with their words.
Stay in faith......we all love you....barb@SISTERS

Gatherings said...

Hey what is this a picture of anyway? Cannot quite tell

Pam said...

Barb,
It's really hard not to take things so personal. I'm the world's worst and I'll stew about things for days. I have people make remarks about the smell im shop--the nice smell in the air of candles, potpourri, and on....Like--it drives my sinuses crazy. Finally, one time I said--perhaps you need to go next door and smell the mold for a while! I know I didn't need to say it, but I did!!! Then, it's always fun to ask them how they keep there shop? Oh--you don't have one!!!!Remember, alot of times remarks are made out of jealousy. It can be family, friends--anyone. Chin up, for every smart remark--there are two nice ones!
Pam

Virginiarose said...

Just remember if we were all the same this big blue ball would be one damn boring place.
A few years ago there was a saying "what ever floats your boat"still pretty true today.

HUGS LOVE YA
TAKE CARE OF YOU GINGER

Betty G said...

I am sending you a big ole hug, my dear! You are a very sweet soul and I can feel your pain from miles away. Remember- you are loved by so many. And those are the people that really count in this world. Love to you~Betty

Mary Zeran said...

Listen to the folks above! They know what they are talking about! Keep strong and believe in yourself! I think the heat is testing our courage and conviction but, it is just a passing phase. Remember I love you and believe all that you do is magical, marvelous, and good.

xxxoo

Mary

Amy Nelson said...

You have no idea how you inspire others!! I look to your blog, almost daily, for inspiration and to see what lessons I can learn from you and your journey. And I have to admit to live vicariously...it is truly in your soul and no one can take that away from you. As has been quoted before..It is what it is my dear..not easy to let it go I know. Keep doing what you do as it touches more people than you will ever know I am sure.
Amy Nelson