Saw this today. So fun...yet so confusing. How long do you think you would have to live there till it would stop freaking you out?
Notice the bench upside down on the roof? Or the wheelbarrow?
Got me thinking about two quotes that I have had on my mind lately...
“Life is full of ups and downs. The trick is to enjoy the ups and have courage during the downs.”
"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he's been robbed.
- Most putts don't drop. Most beef is tough. Most children grow up to be just people. Most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration. Most jobs are more often dull than otherwise.
Life is like an old-time rail journey—delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed.
The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."
-President Gordon B.Hinckley
I have been trying (not sure if I am quite succeeding) but trying nonetheless to enjoy, not just muddle through life. Especially right now. I don't want to look back and feel like I missed my 27th year of life. Or Ethan's 7th year. Or Tyler's 5th. I want to enjoy and learn and THRIVE each day that God gives me.
And in a lot of ways that house is me. Something that once looked so "normal" is upside down...for the world to see.
Right now things are different. Really different. Really confusing. And like I wondered above I think most days I am "freaking out." Trying to get my bearings and not feel "upside down."
But as I was looking at that house I realized that instead of trying to make sense of it...spending all my time trying to make it right side up again. Maybe I should just enjoy it. Recognize its uniqueness and enjoy my stay.
We won't live there forever - its not my dream home and it's definitely not my final resting place. But for now its a "vacation home." And I'll find some beauty here!