Thursday, March 06, 2014

At A Snail's Pace...

I was sitting at my desk, thinking about how much work I had to do and how much I detest moving.  Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of a fresh start and new digs, but I'm a bit of a hoarder and packing everything up breaks my brain.  I overanalyze each box and start brainstorming of what I could do with what I'm unearthing.  Surprisingly, it's a very creative act, but I move along at a snail's pace.

William came up behind me with a red, white, and blue Priority Mail box.  I smiled!  Some of my favorite things comes in these little boxes... Anne Choi beads!

If you're not familiar with Anne Choi's work, she is an Atlanta-based artist who is a master metalsmith.  She mostly creates hollow-form sterling silver beads (although she works in other metals like bronze and copper and also creates limited edition brooches, pendants and charms), with little snatches of poetry and bits of quotes.  She also carves intricate designs inspired by art history, literature, and her own travels and experiences as a former antiquities dealer.  They are heartbreakingly beautiful and I have a small box filled with these little treasures that I have been collecting over the years.  When I have a bad day, I bring out my Anne Choi beads and polish them up.  When I do so, I think about when I got each piece and it always makes me happy... said the magpie.

This one has a quote that says, "By perseverance the snails reached the ark".  It's a quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  And it's very apt right now.  With a little elbow grease and determination, all of our goals can be achieved.  If a snail can make it on the ark, there's hope for us yet!


Sarajo Wentling said...

Slow and steady... you will get there! I love that quote, Andrew. I'm actually related to Charles Haddon Spurgeon on my dad's side (Spurgeon is my maiden my middle name). If I were to want kids, I probably would have name one Haddon. My dad looked a lot like him was sort of freaky.

darbyscloset said...

Andrew, this is a great post .... I can sooo relate to the dislike of moving because of the "hoarding" which births tangents of creative brain storming .... All a lightening snail's pace!!!!