Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wood You, Could You, Live in a Barn?
I have two young children. They love Dr. Seuss books, especially my youngest. I have never been much of a fan, because the stories seem nonsense with no place in reality. However, as I read those silly phrases night after night, I find myself repeating them in conversations with adults. Kind of like how I paraphrased Green Eggs & Ham as the title of this post.
Sometimes silly nonsense has a fitting place in our adult lives. What better way is there to dispel darkness than to laugh? Not a giggle, or a chuckle, but a deep all-consuming laughter that comes from your very soul and doesn’t stop until you are crying with joy. It’s one of the greatest things in life.
Dr. Seuss was a dreamer. That is evident in the books that he wrote. I’m a dreamer too…it is what propels me forward and to do bigger and greater things than I thought I could achieve. One of my dreams is to live in a barn. I’m not necessarily talking about an agricultural icon that has stood on the weathered plains for nearly a century. Instead, I could cultivate and reclaim the wood from one of those structures and use it with reckless abandon in my custom-built home. Barnwood is useful not only for furniture like Cottage Barnwood Harvest Dining Table with Trestle Base, but as a wall covering and accent trim around elements in the home. Some may feel using the old splintered wood from barns in a new home is nonsense, but I’m just silly enough to realize that dream someday. Along with laughing until I cry, coming home to that house will be one of the best things in my life.