Wednesday, August 31, 2011


This chair was sitting by the dock, at the lake. It was perfectly situated under the shade of a large pine tree, and had an open view of the water.

I noticed this chair right away. It made me feel melancholy... a little like how I feel when reading The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, to the little people.

The chair made me think of all the people who had rested in it's comfortable seat, enjoying a cool breeze and the lake view. Perhaps reading a newspaper while enjoying morning coffee... or readying hooks and lures for a day of fishing.

Years later, it now feels a little neglected. Full of character, most certainly, but sad and rusted at the same time. 

It's funny how a simple chair has the ability to make one more aware... and encourage an appreciation of the simple things. No matter how paint-chipped or rusted they may be.

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