Last Saturday was quite the adventure. It was a rare day when Morgan had taken the boys to Roanoke for a day trip, and I got to just be… to do what I wanted and go where I felt.
It was like being at Haven… I mean in heaven.
And I ended up at the Salvation Army. I had never, ever been there. It was close to Downtown across from the park and I could hear the drum-line from the nearby high-school pounding on their percussion instruments. And you know that I walked to the beat.
Well, more like wandered…
Yes, I wandered. I wandered through the store looking for something particular, but nothing really in particular. Do you do that? You don’t know what you are looking for, but you know that you are looking for something?
And I came across a roomful of mirrors. Tall ones…short ones…wide ones…narrow ones… vintage ones…retro ones… antique-ish ones. It was a literal garden of mirrors. And I wanted them.
Well, two in particular, particularly.
And they were SO much alike, but just a bit different…Like daisies.
But as I stood there in the cramped room being overwhelmed with looking glass, I slammed into a brick wall…of pricing.
Neither mirror was terribly expensive. But there was a problem…a deep, cavernous, confusing problem that I just couldn’t wrap my head around.
One was marked ten dollars. One, Twenty. And the thoughts began to whirl around in my brain…stories of explanations…sequences of events that would lead to such an unfathomable situation. And nothing seemed to pull together to create a plausible explanation for this bizarre circumstance.
So, I wandered…around in circles. Finding desks that were too short and chairs that didn’t roll and recliners that had the distinct aura of a little old man plopping down and sitting back at the end of the day, pipe in one hand, newspaper in the other.
And before I ever started, I gave up… empty handed and mirror-less.
And as I began to walk away, I heard a voice behind me asking if there was something I wanted…
And there was. But I’ll have to tell you about it tomorrow. My rear is sore and I desperately need some sleep…