Category Archives: Inspiring Objects

Stardust and Moonglow

Inspiring Objects

Perhaps the stars and moon can’t rightly be called objects, at least not in the sense that they’re something you collect or use in your home. Yet they’re entities that we perceive and provide definition and boundary to our world. … Continue reading

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Through the Window

Inspiring Objects

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” –Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Whether intricate mosaics of color, … Continue reading

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Up the Stairs

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Stairs fly as straight as hawks; Or else in spirals, curve out of curve, pausing At a ledge to poise their wings before relaunching. — Flight of Stairs, A.S.J. Tessimond Grand old homes have the most stunning of staircases, magnificent … Continue reading

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Through the Gate

Inspiring Objects

Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gate, And though we pass them by today, Tomorrow we may come this way And take the hidden paths that run Towards the Moon or to the … Continue reading

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Givers of Light

Inspiring Objects

There’s a certain pleasure in the soft glow of oil lamps or candles or in the thought of strolling down a cobbled street lined by flickering lamp posts. The gentle luminescence of these devices provides such a different experience from … Continue reading

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Keepers of Time

Inspiring Objects

As writers, even the smallest thing can provide a spark of inspiration. In the last post of my informal series on inspiring objects, Evangeline Denmark commented on her love of old clocks, another item which has always intrigued me, and … Continue reading

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Under Lock and Key

Inspiring Objects

For as long as I can remember, old doors–with their ornate latches, handles, and locks– have grabbed my attention. Their elegant handwork speaks volumes about a culture different from our own, and thus serves to inspire. Often a world will … Continue reading

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Inspiring Objects: Old Maps

You pick up the thick scroll, edges worn and frayed with age, and unfurl it with care. Paper crackles, and the scent of must tickles your nose. You spread it flat across a table and find before you a new … Continue reading

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