Apr 29

Life is Like a Wrinkled Shirt

Good day everyone. You are looking and feeling wonderful!

I went to visit the lovely Rachel Riordan the creative woman who not only illustrated The Psychic Cottage website but has a wonderful blog called The Stay Lucky and sells her delightful art on her Etsy store called Thrasher and Wren.

She lives in Orono in this amazing house that oozes charm and creativity. You can see her house on her blog above and she is always in magazines.

To the point Sharon…..when I went to visit I┬á went into one of those little used clothing consignment shops and I’m not big on buying used clothes as I always think of the energy of the owner but I saw the most beautiful shirt for $5 I think and fell in love with it.

It was from Sacred Threads.

I love the 70’s and the whole hippy movement and the clothes. So original and pretty and bright and makes you think of love and happiness.

What I found out is that anything pretty usually requires a lot of work.

I washed it by hand and it didn’t look so pretty anymore. This was a squeeze test disaster. The squeeze test is what my sister the beautiful Lavender Lady does when you are out shopping with her. If she squeezes it for a moment or two and it wrinkles she isn’t buying it.

I don’t really have much that I iron. If I do it is probably a once worn disaster in a bag for ironing or I take it to the cleaners. I pulled out my ironing board which was my Mom’s I believe (I couldn’t part with it for some reason) and started ironing.

You know it was really fun and I had the feeling of a wonderful memories from childhood. I started thinking why would I have to iron in childhood? My Dad did construction and I don’t remember too many collared shirts. I was having great fun watching the wrinkles turn into a beautiful blouse and this energy spreading through me. I’m really good at it like how you fold the back collar so it gets ironed perfectly.

Then I thought, hey, my older brother worked in an office I hope I wasn’t ironing his shirts for years.Then I thought I am 53 and maybe everything was wrinkly back then. You know no perma press or something?

I remember too at home between the washer and dryer a huge bucket full of things that needed ironing.

Strange how all these funny things are coming up in my head probably the wonderful work that Dorothy Gagnon is doing with me.

What I’m getting at here is that life is a bit like pretty things that need Ironing. If you spend the time to honour your life and care for yourself and iron out all the little wrinkles┬á that come your way in a gentle loving manner you eventually see how beautiful you were all along.

Quote for you:

“You can’t get spoiled if you do your own ironing.” Meryl Streep

Until we meet again, Sharon


2 Comments so far

  1. Darlene May 3rd, 2012 3:43 pm

    No, you weren’t ironing his shirts……..I was ­čÖü

  2. Sharon May 3rd, 2012 5:10 pm

    HAHAHA! OMG poor you. You must have shown me how to do it because I’m quite good at it! (Darlene is my brother’s wife and they have been together since they were really young and have been in love every second of every day.)

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