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Thursday, September 27

me & my ladder*


me & my ladder at a photo gig, taken by boho boy

i needed a ladder,
to look down at my subjects.
that angle is so flattering and whimsical.
like angels are looking down on my beauties,
and i capture this connection.

i didn't want a medal ladder.
a typical home store one.
i wanted something unique.
so i imagined it and waited for it to come.

my husband moved to a new school.
he found a ladder in the art room garbage.
it was petite...just like me.
it was splashed with paint.
someone painted "step ladder", on the steps.
my husband phoned me;
"I have a surprise for you."

he brought it home,
my face lit up.
my ladder found me.
i wished it into being.
now i take it with me everywhere,
to look down on my beauties,
and capture what the angels see.

she said i had six angels,
watching over me.
one of them brought this ladder to me.

19 Comments:

Blogger blisswarrior said...

love it when our hearts desires manifest! *sparkle*

September 27, 2007 at 1:57:00 PM PDT  
Blogger I AM said...

"and capture what the angels see", that line gave me the chills.

That one line is the perfect descrition of your work. You should put that on every single marketing piece that you do! You have a way with beauty - with seeing it in all things and somehow, remarkably, catching it on film. If you are simply catching what the angels see while standing on your little ladder, then you must be an angel as well. - Tanaya

September 27, 2007 at 2:28:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Andrea D said...

YOU ARE AMAZING! I love that you were wishing for this and it came to you! How phenominal :) Thanks for sharing your magic!

September 27, 2007 at 3:00:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Georgia said...

Lovely!

And, I love your shirt... treehouse28? I almost bought it too!!!

xoxo
Georgia

September 27, 2007 at 3:15:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Susannah said...

you're so *cute* xxo

September 27, 2007 at 3:50:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous meesh said...

this is a fantastic story and this photo of you is lovely.

September 27, 2007 at 4:58:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous acumamakiki said...

beautiful photo and i must confess to loving an old wooden step ladder, especially splashed in paint.
i have the same treehouse dress in black, love.

September 27, 2007 at 5:07:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous mccabe said...

i LOVE this photo of you!!!
and i am drooling over those threads...

oh la la~~

xx
mcmermie

September 27, 2007 at 6:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger deirdre said...

Perfect! It was meant to be yours.

September 27, 2007 at 7:16:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask and you shall receive...

September 27, 2007 at 7:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Schmoops said...

what a cute couple you and your ladder are!

i must be really hormonal because this made me all teary, it's just so sweet.

xoxo

September 27, 2007 at 7:39:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Jaime said...

Such a sweet little poem.

September 27, 2007 at 8:11:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Frida said...

I love this story and you know I beleive in a bit of magic bringing people (and things) together... x

September 27, 2007 at 9:47:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Nicola said...

How wonderful! Intention is a powerful thing.

September 28, 2007 at 3:51:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

This warmed my heart on this chilly morning. Gorgeous photo to accompany such a lovely tale.

Love you.xoxoxo

September 28, 2007 at 8:43:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Lianne said...

Who knew one was a ladder angel? More than likely an angel of manifestation.

Loving you.

September 28, 2007 at 10:29:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Bethany said...

I just wanted to let you know how much I love your writing... how even something as simple as a ladder can inspire such beautiful thoughts. You have such a gift with emotion; thank you for sharing it with us!

September 28, 2007 at 12:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger daisies said...

such a lovely story :) it makes my heart smile! and your ladder beats my step stool any day though i painted mine green and at least its wood ~ i also have a metal one i use that is higher but not nearly as much fun ...

that photo of you is absolutely beautiful!!

September 28, 2007 at 5:42:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Erin said...

That was adorable. And what a sweet picture. Love it.

October 2, 2007 at 11:36:00 AM PDT  

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