No, I didn't fall of the face of the earth...I've just been caught up in my own little corner of the world...it's the safest place to be, with people who I know love me unconditionally, who are happy to see me, who encourage and support me. A little "snafu" with a swap and some unkind words on a forum that's important to me sent me retreating to my place of comfort...my family, my home, my crafty room.
I was reminded today that life can be short...unpredictable...uncontrollable when my daughter and her husband lost their beloved dog, Gus. Gus chose to do something he had never before done...to run into the road. He was hit by a car and killed. Gus was a sweet boy...truly their baby, and he will be missed.
I've also been reminded that inspiration many times comes from places or at times that we would never imagine. Many people ask me what inspired me to name my blog "This Pink Rooster"...I always say it's an interesting story. A little over a year ago I lost my job. Several days later my mom asked me to take her and friend to an antique mall about an hour away to pick up something that her friend had purchased. I didn't want to. I had literally not had one minute alone since I was told I would no longer have a job, and I just wanted to have some time alone to deal with it. My mom wouldn't take no for answer, and I finally, reluctantly agreed to go. In that antique mall...over an hour away...I was mesmerized by this set of canisters.
They were a little pricey...but I was so drawn to them...and despite the unemployment looming in my future, they came home with me. I've never regretted that decision...they've been an image that means something to me...that has inspired me.
Losing Gus inspired me back to the blog...for a reason that I don't quite understand...but I appreciate it.