In my nook where I have my quiet times and read, I keep an object that symbolizes where I am in my life. For the last 3-4 years, I have kept this small statue, as it has represented safety and more to me:
Then, lately, since my 50th birthday, I retired the Safety girl to my curio cabinet and replaced her with a beautiful fairy made by Stasia, whose work I love. I have several of her labyrinths, but have never been moved to purchase a fairy before until now. I bought this lovely fairy from her ebay shop
as a second. She had a crack in her neck, and was a "second", but that only made her more special to me. In addition, I could bid for her and get a real deal, which since I'm super-frugal, really appealed to me. She's sort of like me---I like to see myself as "flawed, but thus...a real deal" :)
In this picture she is standing at the base of roses from our garden, given to me by LoveHubbie, beautiful and fragrant roses that he calls "the best roses I've ever grown".
I noticed that from my late 40's to 50 there was a big change, and the two figures embody this change in a way words can't.
~Pictures by Me