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Monday, September 28, 2009

The Purple Glove


"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" -Anais Nin


I took these shots at one of our local parks where Superman and I hike. This glove was lying beside the trail, alone. I knew there was a story buried within the regal, faded, purple fingers. It was a well loved, well used glove. No it was a well loved, well used purple glove. I wanted to know the purple glove's story.

I wondered....
who did it belonged to...
a woman or a man...
had this person been working on the trail or simply hiking...
would they discover it missing when they got home, and come back to look for it...
who was this person who wore this distinctly, colorful glove...

I want my life to look like this purple glove when it is over. Well loved, well used, and purple. Royally purple. A glove that had learned how to open itself, and blossom in life, and labor, and love, and laughter.




18 comments:

  1. Greetings Woodstock Lily! Thanks for stopping by Treasures Found. I hope you will come again.

    I absolutely LOVE this story of the purple glove, but more that it becomes a symbol of a great end of life, well loved, used to the fullest, royally purple. This truly illustrates my philosophy that Inspiration is Everywhere!Brilliant!

    Enjoy the day!
    Erin
    Tesori Trovati Jewelry
    Treasures Found::Inspiration is Everywhere

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  2. Lovely... funny how things catch our attention and become fascinated with it... Wondering the story that lies behind it... There are truly sooo many stories to be told.... That fact alone has always fascinated me...

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  3. Your life is beyond purple, Lille. It is a purple rainbow! With splashes of golden yellow, bright pinks, soft lavenders, with a spot of perky orange, and certainly well loved by all.

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  4. Absolutely wonderful. You have such a poignant and potent writing style. I think I enjoy your little moments almost as much as you do.

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  5. What beautiful words! And images.

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  6. Totally agree with Lori- this put a smile on my face :)

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  7. I truly feel the same way about my life. Here's to living in complete fullness!

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  8. You are so amazing. That was a wonderful analogy!
    I haven't been here much, I'm going through some "stuff". I'm sorry, I feel like I'm letting you down. But you lift me up everytime I visit and for that, I thank you. *hugs*

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  9. ~~Tesori... I can think of nothing better than found treasures. I'll be blogging this week about the "stuff" Superman & I found yesterday on the roadside. Treasures galore.

    Inspiration is everywhere. We just have to take the time to notice it. Thank goodness inspiration will continue to show herself to us even when we miss it the first time. Thank you for visiting me, as well.

    ~~Mother Moon... I love your post today, too, about being curious about the story behind the found you object. If i wrote all the novels that pop into my head, I'd be either dead or a supernatural being... LOL

    ~~Lily.. you are such a treasure in my life. This was a beautiful thing to say to me, and I sprinkled it on me like glitter, and star dust. Oh Oh Oh I am sparkling now!!! I love you~~

    ~~Shen.. Oh how nice of you to stop in, and read my post. I welcome you, and appreciate the hug your words gave me. Hugzzzz to you~

    ~~Lori..
    I feel the same way when i come look at your pics, and read about your journeys in life. Thank you...

    ~~Stephanie...
    Ahhhh thank you! That just put a huge smile on mine, too. Cheese!!!! And I love cheese. the cheesier the better.

    ~~Tabitha...
    Your entire blog shows us everyday how much you love your life, and your world. Hugzzz~

    ~~~Lovely...
    I would never want you to feel bad for a second for not getting over here as much as you'd like to. I can't really preach on this one though... I agonize about it, too. Our true friends will not measure us by the amounts of times we visit but rather the fact that we do. Even if it's not every day...

    Your blog lifts me up, too. I am so blessed by you, and all my friends here in blogland. Please let me know if you need a safe place to vent. Email me- Hugzzzzzz to you, too~~~ And thank you for coming by...

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  10. Ooh..I love the concept behind the purple glove you found. I think it's awesome at how in everything we come in contact with, there is a story behind it waiting for someone to tell it. (:

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  11. I want to know the story to but My mind with halloween approaching goes sinister

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  12. What a great post! I love this story...I do this as well. Something catches my eye and I'm unable to just let it go. Everything has a story. I'm glad you shared this one!

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  13. September - May of autumn.

    Always able to provide a surprising colour, just like spring. A wonderful coloured week for you.

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  14. I love the Anais Nin quote - it hangs in our home.

    Interesting wonderings about the purple glove.

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  15. Love your blog and your photography. Thanks for following my blog too.

    Great story about the glove!

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  16. a wonderful post! How many times do we pass things by and never wonder....

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