Saturday, May 25, 2013

Seeing and Finally Understanding!


Back when I posted about setting up the roll top desk,
I wonder if anybody noticed the little "men" on the top?

They've been around for as long as I can remember;
so I guess that means they're from at least the 50's.
 I've got no idea of their history or origin....
They were always on a shelf somewhere
and I never gave them a second thought.

I came a cats whisker away from selling them at a garage sale
before my mother moved to the retirement community.


I'm ashamed that it took me almost 50 years to understand them.

I was debating about how much to ask for the odd little guys...
.25 cents?
$1.00?
And it hit me....

I got it!

I understood what they were saying!!

Take a long look.


They've each got the same load to carry.

Identical.

But one choses to wear it on his back.
And has merry eyes and a cheerful grin.

But the other fellow?
The one who's wearing his burden 
like a yoke around his neck....
What a sad sack!

I'm so glad I didn't send them to the garage sale.
There's something about the face of my red-hatted friend on the left
that makes me smile right along with him.


4 comments:

  1. i very much like your take on them! and glad you kept them, too! so cute.

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  2. Grace, love your take and think you're absolutely right! I've got Dave's great-grandfather's roll top desk and it's a treasure.

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  3. Neat!!! So glad you figured this out and didn't get rid of them. What a super reminder this is for us all.

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  4. Sometimes wisdom and understanding takes awhile for all of us, Grace. Thanks for sharing your "aha" moment and you should definitely hold onto these fellows.

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