Friday, September 27, 2013

Floor Dance

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Wayne Dyer, American author and motivational speaker

My kind readers will have to take my word that the new flooring looks more beautiful in real life than in today's photo. With the dark blue carpet gone and the laminate laid on the diagonal across all rooms, my little space opens up into a mini ballroom. I just might twirl myself in a freehand waltz, leaving little curlicues in the carpenter's powdery sawdust. And at those times when I get anxious that change is not happening fast enough, I just have to remind myself to enjoy each step of the dance.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Let the Renos Begin!

All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.
Philip Johnson, American architect (1906-2005) 

With a bit of trepidation caused by not knowing what I would find on the other side of the door, I entered my not-yet-home this evening to spy what my contractor has done. I was thrilled to see the old carpeting gone and the kitchen wide open thanks to the removal of a wall. Indeed, we are underway to creating a space to call home. I'm quite sure that my flat will never be called great architecture; nonetheless, I have every hope that it will contain, cuddle, exalt, and stimulate all who enter in.