It’s Friday again and on Friday The Gypsy Mama encourages us to throw caution to the wind and just write for five minutes. Just five minutes. Unscripted. Unedited. Real. Today’s topic: perspective.
There is nothing lovelier than the perfect crystal vase to hold an enchanting bunch of flowers. With it’s chiseled out pattern and elegantly shaped thick body, light catches it just right to cast flashes of a rainbow and sparkles across the room.
But, when not in use, this vase stays in its place under the kitchen sink; dank, dark and collecting dust. It gets pulled out and with a quick puff of breath, clumps of dust balls billow out of the center and to the floor. And, polishing the rest of the grime off the outside with a soft white rag, the hidden beauty of the crystal comes back to life.
With the freshly cut stems of bright pink summer lillies inserted into the base, the vase completes a perfect centerpiece in the middle of the dining room table. This vase, previously forgotten and protected for months in its secure spot was not missed but it was also not fulfilling its purpose until now.
Now, it brings joy to display such pretty blooms and it is justified in being. But, sitting atop this table, in the open, it is exposed to the possibility of being broken. It does not have the safety of the cabinet to surround it anymore. But, standing on its own now and subject to harmful possibilities is the only way it can be seen in its true grace and be appreciated.