I am not a packrat, I am simply an amasser—
from old turquoise canning jars to Gran’s antimacassar,
fishing floats and wingback chairs and antique wind-up clocks,
 flatirons and coal shuttles and rusty keys and locks.

Don’t think I’m a spendthrift. I get the lowest prices.
Gross extravagance is not one of my main vices.
I simply value furniture and tools from the past—
in this throw-away world, I crave items that will last.

Prompt words today are packrat, float, extravagant, respectable.

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

12 thoughts on “Immutability

        1. lifelessons Post author

          It is a museum… and entire old west town moved to one location. As they schedule old buildings to be demolished, the man who established it would buy them and move them to the site. Our old church was moved there and old buildings from all over the region. They have it set up with a general store, hotels, churches, barrooms, other stores..Cool.

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