Posted on April 22, 2009
I really like noticing things ---details, I've never noticed before. I like how I'm always surprised and mesmerized by the things I don't know. And then I get to know them a little more over time and then they become something else. Portland looks and feels so differently to me now than the first time I saw it. The same thing is true for people.
This is W's first stroll up the ladder he built (from scratch) for my studio. I needed extra storage space---before I even had time to stress over it, W was finished with the high (awesome) shelf (also from scratch, with wood from the Rebuilding Center) and onto building the ladder from the bottom up. DUDE! Am I NOT the luckiest gal ever!?! Now, practically everything in my shop was built by him (and me) and all were first time projects! Do-It-Yourself, people!!...errrrr...OR with help from your partners!
Just like my relationships, Portland has grown and changed so much before my 3-year-old PDX eyes. It's the same beautiful place, but full of feeling---beautiful memories and potential. That makes a place look differently. The details. The small beautiful building up.
***Song of the Moment: El Zocalo, by Beirut***