I am a firm believer in setting your heart (intention) on specific goals in life (spiritual and well as physical). Sometimes (most times) the realization of those specific goals entails an entire journey. I used to moan about the ins-and-outs and ups-and-downs of the journey as I never seemed to be arriving at my goal. But now I see the journey as the goal (I could write books about the crazy journeys...). My latest big goal (prayer) was to bring Mia home safe and on the way to total healing. She's home with her sisters and cousins!! I think this was the first good photos of the gang.....Blake (15), Lauren (almost 7), Ethan (14), Sam (11), Mia (just 3) and the fashionista, Kaia (5). I am so incredibly thankful. Of course, now that my body is used to getting up at 4, I was up--but Grace is now home to get everyone off to school.
Now on about INTENTIONS...........
Chinese porcelains, furniture, "you name it" has been selling like hotcakes the last 3 years. This week my neighbor sold about $60,000 of nice, but middling Chinese furniture. Of course, it is almost impossible to buy at auction because the Chinese buyers are bidding like crazy--even resorting to fist fights over certain lots. So I set my goal on finding some good Chinese pieces.... And on Saturday Richard simply arrives with a pair of nice Chinese Scholars chairs in his truck. I had not mentioned a word about looking for Chinese items--Richard was simply present when a couple arrived with a pair of antique chairs to sell. He bought them on the spot (we both hate to bargain when the price point is good) and brought them in. Boy, did my eyes light up.
The chairs are not quite what I was looking for, but they are very, very, very nice. I believe they are Elm Scholar Chairs dating to the late Qing Period, c. 1850. They are in great condition and a matched pair!! I love the carved scrolls on the top rail and the out swept arms. So strange...I set my goal and Richard achieved it---vicarious completion? Who knows. As quantum physics is proving, there is no real separation between us. That means we had better keep our focus on the positive, rejecting that which might bring harm to others (who are really ourselves).
Jones is very handsome as he had a bath and his hair cut on Saturday. (I'm next)
I wonder what this next week will bring......cool weather and rain!!! Yeah.
Mary & Jones (and Cole)