Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bright Lines



One of the really difficult things
for many women, myself included, is to learn
how to establish and enforce personal boundaries.

This post isn't about that perplexing issue.

It's about establishing another kind of boundary,
a bright line of demarcation separating one thing from another.
What I really need is help.



Can someone please help me figure out
the line that separates

antiques


from

plain old junk?

It seems to me that lots of really old things
are still nothing but plain old junk,
no matter what pretensions the shopkeeper has.

But maybe I'm lacking discernment.


8 comments:

Bee said...

Doesn't so much of life come down to "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." I don't have much of the magpie instinct myself, except for when it comes to books!

Reya Mellicker said...

It's a marketing distinction, nothing more than that. Funny, isn't it?

Meri email me if you want a copy of a meditation practice that can help you establish resilient, friendly but firm energetic boundaries. It really works. reyasdottir@verizon.net.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Pam said...

Meri,

I emailed you regarding the use of your image, "Magnolias". I wasn't sure the best way to reach you. I would like to use the image you permitted Michelle Johnson at Poefusion for her Monday Mural prompt. Your image will contain a link back to your blog and full credit.

Please let me know if this is ok. I would like to publish the poem and the image on 6/7/09.

Pam

JC said...
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JC said...

My Mom used to say, 'One person's junk is another person's treasure'.

She use to take me to garage sales all the time.

I don't do them myself.

There are some cool antiques but they are china, linens, old clocks ... things that I consider valuable but someone else might think they are junk.

Michelle Johnson said...

I went to yard sales all the time as a kid and loved looking at stuff others called junk. I guess it's all in what one likes and considers antique. I have some old dolls that I consider antique but others would probably laugh and say that's junk. Bee says it best I think "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder." Have a great day.

Relyn said...

Ha ha. The distance between antiques and plain old junk? The price.



OK. Whether or not someone wants it. Which, of courser, drives the price.

Delwyn said...

Meri

I don't think it matters...

what does matter is what the item says to you, how it attaches to your heart or spirit...

Some of my treasures that I have carried with me all my life, are worthless - not priceless, but not valueless to me...

Happy days