Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, September 14, 2015

Moving Up



EMBOURGEOISEMENT


On a preliminary quest for higher-living-
through diffi-cult-to-define and anxi-ety-ridden days
his striving 
 definitely and wholeheartedly 
finally moved-him-on-up.



From self-pity to self-realization,
his self-esteem flourished unselfishly out-of-control.
His life went from impossible
to I'm Possible!

From nowhere to now-here.



Took a whole lot of trying
just to get up that hill-

Seldom-understood and always tongue-tied,
he dumped his soon-to-be-forgotten 
rust-bucket, Beetle-Bugster at the end-of-the-road
defying all modern-art jargon
of twisting and sledge-hammering 
his metal in exchange for his very own
abode!


Moving on up and up-



So departing this ever-mysterious court-yard-garden of lost
metal-art

he bought his first

Mass-produced metal-house
that long-ago was all-the-rage
and well-being for those 
of a younger-tender-age
and called it his

Dream-House!




One man's rusty metal is another man's trusty steed of a house.

and yet-
"What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got
 a tolerable planet to put it on?"- Henry David Thoreau

22 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

LOVE that Thoreau quote. Something we need to remember.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, I always enjoy your post and images. The metal art is cool. And the Dream and quote are awesome. We need a healthy planet. Have a happy new week ahead!

Gail said...

Love your word play

Cloudia said...

You created (another) surrealist masterpiece, K!










ALOHA
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=


Breathtaking said...

Hi Karen!:) Your original, quirky, and highly imaginative posts are always interesting and fun,as is this one.
Cheers, have a good week.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Killroy

sage said...

Enjoyed the journey... I like your photos.

Debbie said...

"From self-pity to self-realization,
his self-esteem flourished unselfishly out-of-control.
His life went from impossible
to I'm Possible!

From nowhere to now-here."

LOVE that, i wrote that down in my book!!! you have a super fun spirit!!!

Elena Sands said...

Perfect quote from Thoreau. Good work. :-)

usha menon said...

Wow, awesome. Loved reading your post.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I can't believe how many women have had this metal dollhouse the cheaper alternative to the old fashioned dollhouses made just like the real house they were in. Kind of like those in-law houses in backyards for real. Nice write Karen have a good week.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great fun, Karen! People should pay more attention to what Thoreau said. History keeps proving him right.
~

brudberg said...

Truly a life in rust..

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Wonderful sculptures, beautiful photos! Yes, we must protect the planet!
Limbo Delirium
Black & White Abstract

darlin said...

Awesome post Karen, the phrase which captivated me is nowhere to now-here, love this!

Cheers!

RedPat said...

What a fun post for the day! ;-)

DeniseinVA said...

What a lovely metal house and all the other metal objects too, just great. So is the quote.

Filip and Kristel said...

Super Beetle, I also like the first picture.

Greetings,
Filip

Truedessa said...

This part really stands out for me..it about perseverance..life can be difficult...

Took a whole lot of trying
just to get up that hill-

EG CameraGirl said...

Fantastic Thoreau quote and so appropriate even now!

cifar shayar said...

nice pictures and write ups with them

My take : A Small Home

Berowne said...

In a word, remarkable...