Once again I am reminded how things can become part of the landscape, and go unnoticed after the eye gets used to seeing said things…In a previous blog, I confessed to a staging eyesore that greeted the guests in my own home for many years. The reason I let such an ugly blotch mar my entryway was that I no longer saw it. The culprit was a doorbell chime that had no cover. (When I re-painted my hallway, I removed the dated cover, never to replace it.)
Today, in a spring clean-up effort, my darling husband cleaned up the woodpile, the trailer, the extraneous lawn furniture that had been haphazardly stored over the winter. I walked around that side of the garage and felt relief…I hadn’t realized it had been a stressor all winter to have that messy pile of stuff there.
My point: look with fresh eyes at your surroundings and take care of that eyesore that you don’t acknowledge, but may be draining your sense of order, beauty and serenity.