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Some things never change- mostly the chandeliers

 

I was up a ladder cleaning the chandelier in the grey salon today and I started trying to count backwards to figure out the year when I bought it (because it feels like I’ve been doing this for eternity.) The first place I could remember it in was my red room. After a long search I found pictures of the day I got it. I was so very, very happy that day.

I wasn’t bad looking then. It was 2002.

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41 comments on “Some things never change- mostly the chandeliers

  1. Esme upon the Cloud
    May 19, 2017

    The grey room – lovely light, and air, I always feel a sense of cool air at your place Mr P. The floor alone warrants a stroke. The body below has, (and still does no doubt) garner some too. Such pretty, yet troubled eyes. The best sort of course.

    The chandelier wig is a triumph I must add. x

    – Esme (cloud spoon player) making the effort to comment for very few at present as she is typing left handed after injuring her right hand in a fall from her beloved bicycle and her right one hurts like a bastard.

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    • “There’s little in taking or giving
      There’s little in water or wine
      This living, this living , this living
      was never a project of mine.
      Oh, hard is the struggle, and sparse is
      the gain of the one at the top
      for art is a form of catharsis
      and love is a permanent flop
      and work is the province of cattle
      and rest’s for a clam in a shell
      so I’m thinking of throwing the battle
      would you kindly direct me to hell?”

      😀
      P.S. I’v warned you about the dangers of sex on bicycles!

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  2. acflory
    May 20, 2017

    Oh lush, Pinky, lush! I’m not a chandelier owner but I LOVE that particular shade of red. In the real world, my walls are mostly green, but in-game I’ve just decorated in a lovely shade of red:
    http://wp.me/p25AFu-2DM
    I had the illumination down a bit too low to show the wall lamps so the colour doesn’t quite show, but it is almost exactly the same colour as your red room. 🙂
    Great minds…

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  3. Sirius Bizinus
    May 20, 2017

    The grey salon is amazing, and I can’t explain why I feel that way. There’s just enough color, enough sunlight, and enough grey that it just works.

    With regards to your physique, whatever you feel you might have lost since 2002 you have more than gained in aging well. So few people can do it. Remember to tell Mike, “You’re welcome.”

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  4. Carmen
    May 20, 2017

    Everything looks so elegant , Mr. M! (Esme, I thought my husband was the only one who said, “hurts like a bastard”- sorry about your fall!)

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    • I was thinking of you the other day as I watched the new Anne of Green Gables. Aren’t you in those parts of the world?

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      • Carmen
        May 20, 2017

        Oh, yes. Prince Edward Island (the setting of Anne of Green Gables ) is about 4 hours away and the smallest province in Canada. It’s a lovely emerald jewel and very picturesque; a favourite vacation destination.

        Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote the first book while she lived there but the sequels were all written in Ontario, where she moved after she got married to a Presbyterian minister – she was 37. He was prone to religious melancholia, and she had a difficult life. In fact, she grew to hate ‘that Anne girl’, as she had to churn out a new book for the Christmas market every year. Her critics agree that the ‘original’ is the best book and it remains the most popular.

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      • How interesting! My Canadian geography is terrible. You’re on a coast as well, aren’t you? I remember water in your pictures.

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      • Carmen
        May 20, 2017

        Yes, here in the Maritime provinces, we’re all ‘on the water’ (for the most part). Nova Scotia is not quite an island – we have an isthmus which connects us to the next province. Our province is shaped somewhat like New Zealand. We live on what’s referred to as the Bay of Fundy (along the shore) but even if you are in the middle of the province, you’d only have to drive about 40 minutes to get to water. The province has abundant lakes, rivers, and streams too.

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  5. john zande
    May 20, 2017

    You had a bit of Dave Gahan going there.

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  6. Carmen
    May 20, 2017

    Oh and Mr. M – here’s something you might be interested in.
    https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ns/portroyal

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      • tildeb
        May 20, 2017
      • Carmen
        May 20, 2017

        Is your finger on the wrong spot again? (same article)

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      • tildeb
        May 20, 2017

        …. as long as the lobsters aren’t bothered, that is.

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      • Carmen
        May 20, 2017

        They described Canso as not at the end of the earth, but you could see it from there,” Matier said.

        Trust me, if Matier was speaking with a Nova Scotian, they probably said, “It’s not the asshole of the earth, but you could see it from there”. 😉

        And how is it that an Upper Canadian pays more attention to ‘local’ news than I do? 🙂

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      • tildeb
        May 20, 2017

        That’s why they call us ‘uppity’ Canadians: we have to keep an eye on you fringe elements.

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    • I spent an hour today looking at your region. How absolutely gorgeous it all is. I landed on a real estate page and it seemed like most of the houses were on the water- and incredible value as well!

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      • Carmen
        May 20, 2017

        Right now there’s two places directly on the water ‘side by each’, as people say around here. One is on the market for $675,000 and the other is $170,000. Who knew that there would ever be a house that could be considered for that amount (the high one) in the fringes ? 😉

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      • tildeb
        May 20, 2017

        Well, now that NS is a suburb of uppity Tur-on-a, the real estate prices will reflect that lofty status.

        My brother-in-law owned 160 waterfront acres on the Bay side (near Meteghan if memory serves me) but wanted a place in the BC interior during it’s boom so he sold it in 2003 for $28,000 and mortgaged an acre plus ramshackle house in BC for $400,000 (on the northern slope of a mountain, no less). With such a strong business sense (and newfound respect for the power of the sun… when absent most of the day), he of course defaulted because I’m almost sure it’s really very surprising that the local pot business and sales in the saturated BC interior did not yield the same financial reward or stable income what the pot business when illegal produced in yer Tur-on-a. I mean, who could have known?

        Good grief. I rue the loss of that land in NS because it was a sound investment worth keeping. Once the Bay is harnessed for its awesome and stable tidal power, NS is going to become an increasing hot spot for energy demanding businesses… if the nor’easters ease of a bit, that is.

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      • Carmen
        May 20, 2017

        I hope you’re right, Tildeb. We need something here besides farmin’, fishin’ and retired baby boomers. You’ve probably read that the fishermen are already complaining about the tidal turbine . . . sigh. . . (I don’t think it’s going to have any effect, though).

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  7. tildeb
    May 20, 2017

    Gotta admit, I’m not a fan of chandeliers. Every time I see one, my first thought is how much I would hate having to risk life and limb just to dust and clean the damn things. My second thought is to be thankful for having better lighting options so that I never have to do that.

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  8. Steve Ruis
    May 20, 2017

    Cheesecake and chandeliers! (Cheesecake being an American slang term for “a photographic display of shapely and scantily clothed figures.”)

    As a wearer of glasses I do not favor such lighting as bare bulbs cause reflections off of the lenses … very irritating.)

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  9. Helen Devries
    May 20, 2017

    I used to wait for the visit of the Belgian cousins to clean the chandeliers in the house in France…the teenagers thought it was a treat to do the job. Goodness knows what they did when they wanted to be bored.

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  10. Tish Farrell
    May 20, 2017

    A very lovely room, Mr. M.

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  11. Bela Johnson
    May 22, 2017

    You make me laugh. Agreed esme, “Such pretty, yet troubled eyes.” Suspect Enneagram Four for you, dear Pink. Don’t worry about your looks – it all goes south, after a fashion. Nothing fo’do, as they say around these parts. But oh, don’t we get richer in experience, in value. Love the gray room! xoxo

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    • I’ve had enough experiences, now I want to be pretty again 😀

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      • tildeb
        May 23, 2017

        ‘Pretty’ is but a moment – an unintentional angle of appeal noticed during shaping and crafting; ‘distinguished’ is a state of being – an intentional product of art. Sure, craft is functional and handy and useful – like knowledge – but easily replaced when an improvement becomes available; art – like wisdom – is an enrichment that is uniquely beautiful, a treasure for its essential permanence. When it comes to life and living well, do you choose to follow the path of the craftsman or the artist?

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      • Craftsman or artist? Whichever one of those is pretty and drinks a lot 😀

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      • Bela Johnson
        May 23, 2017

        I am sure you are still a handsome brute ❤

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