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A Vision Lost?


This unique curvature in the brick work of an old building caught my eye. First, I saw the ‘too much stuff’ sign and my mind grabbed at that right away. ‘I need that shot for my Hoarding Woes blog’. I took a shot of just the sign and then saw the unfortunate contrast of that brash sign against the old brick work and the very unique curvature of the front of this corner lot building. I don’t believe I have seen another building like this in the Portland area. It sets abandoned and padlocked in a depressed part of  town. Maybe some monied, visionary will push farther East into this area and reclaim this boarded up gem.




A Battle-Weary Wife

Catherine aka "Bird":

Having a hard day today, and I sincerely wish I could write poetry, because the way I’m feeling, that would have been perfect. Instead, I just wrote about what I’m going through…. Bird

Originally posted on Everyone Has A Story...:

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless–it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.” C.S. Lewis

I don’t know if there have been truer words spoken about this emotion we call love. As with everything else in my

life, satan is very good at delivering meaningful, purposeful blows to my life, and he has taken on my marriage recently.

I am no weak person. Through the storms of life, I have been broken and rebuilt by…

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Stilted House

Originally posted on CorneaCopia:

I usually refer to this picture as the house on stilts even though I’m not absolutely certain that it is, or ever was, anyone’s residence.  I just think it’s an awfully interesting structure and I like to imagine that someone enjoys living in it.  One day soon I’ll go back to take more pictures of my “stilted house” and when I go I’ll try to learn more about it.

It's a picture of a house

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