#141: Worn and Beautiful

What is it about old, worn things being lovelier to me than new, shiny ones? Part thrift, part appreciation for the history of something. Or an appreciation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Life itself is precious because it passes, and worn things remind me of that. David took this picture in New Hampshire:

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
but only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
Nothing Gold Can Stay from Robert Frost’s Collected Poems.

One response

  1. I am also drawn to worn things, over shiny and new. When I redecorated my bedroom, I went for the worn look. I kind of figured that it didn't have to be perfect then. 😉 LOL

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