—a place for everything—
you’ve heard this said time and again
even you and I have said it
—everything in its place—
yet still we have
When I first saw this prompt, I had every intention of taking it a different direction. Then a client called and agreed to come by the house to pick up a piece of piano art. So I dropped what I was doing and got busy tidying up the house. That’s right. All you Instagrammers who have picture-perfect living rooms, you’re shocked, aren’t you? Mine only gets that way for the picture.
I was finished in plenty of time, and even had time to work in the studio for several minutes before she arrived. But my client never saw the fruits of my labor, for she never came inside. The poor lady is allergic to cats and dogs, so I had to bring the art to the front porch. But that’s okay. My house is clean again.
Life isn’t always chaotic around our house, as I’m sure it isn’t at yours either. Now that our children are [mostly] grown, it’s a lot easier to keep order in the home. But even so, in the last days before an art show, when I have four or five projects going on at once, I can find myself having to tread carefully to avoid bumping into something I’ve set aside to dry or cure. The dog leaves his toys lying around. (How dare he!) And the cat has this annoying habit of dragging my slippers out of the bedroom and dropping them in odd places throughout the house. He has even tried to take them off my feet!
Needless to say, life runs much more smoothly when things are in their place. It’s a lot easier to work in a tidy and clean studio, when I can find the tools I need for the job at hand. And we reflect our Creator best when we do things decently and in order. After all, that’s His way.
Let all things be done decently and in order.1 Corinthians 14:40
A Mirror Cinquain written for Kate Motaung’s Five-Minute Friday: PLACE
Also linked to Abigail Gronway’s 5-Line Poem Challenge #7: Mirror Cinquain
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