Thursday, October 1, 2015
When I was with my friend Sue in Florida last month, we went to several yard sales near Anna Maria Island. At one of them I found this little handmade pottery candle holder. It was being sold by a tired-looking older couple in a mobile home park in the old fishing village of Cortez.
The candle holder is signed on the bottom, "Love Cheri & Debbie 2002." The woman who sold it said to me, "They give me so much, I just can't keep it all."
She had sort of a pathetic little yard sale, so, feeling sorry for her, I bought the candle holder for $2.
I liked it, but I seriously debated giving it away before I left Florida. It seemed silly to lug it all the way back to England -- especially with such a patently Floridian motif. But in the end I stashed it in my suitcase.
Finally, on Tuesday, I stopped by the hardware store on my way home from work and bought some candles so I could see what it looks like when lit.
Not bad, right? It's like a crazy dream, or maybe a nightmare, of flickering fins and tails! I'm really glad I brought it home. I dig it. Thanks, Cheri and Debbie, whoever you are!
In other news, I forgot to mention that I saw the lunar eclipse a few nights ago. I knew we were supposed to have a so-called "super blood moon," but when I got up in the wee hours of the morning and looked out the window, I wasn't really thinking about that. And what I saw didn't look like a blood moon -- it looked like a bright white cookie with a bite taken out of it. I thought, "Well, that looks odd," but I was half asleep. I didn't put two and two together and realize what I'd seen until the next morning. Hence, no picture. Sorry about that!