Thursday, 2 August 2012

Unfinished projects





The book-project I can (and will!) finish. But. I doubt the basil will grow into a plant;) Oh dear. Luckily my whole household isn't cramped with unfinished projects. For years I had a large project called "complete all unfinished projects". So I completed my knitting projects, a few sweaters and socks. Completed a bag. Of some projects I thought, no, I don't feel like completing them, so I undid a few knitting projects and gave the thread to charity.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to complete the chair-project:(
I was in the middle of renovating my apartment, moving and in the middle of a divorce. Most people never noticed it (the back of the chair was undone). I never sat in it. I found it really hard to even think of starting work on the chair. And it ate me because I seldom leave things half-way or undone. Until one day last month, I decided that I do not want the chair. It had a negative feel to it. And the reason is that it was my therapy chair, when my life was about to fall apart and I needed something to do in my sparetime (there wasn't very much of that) so that I wouldn't fall apart myself.
Getting rid of the chair really made a difference. First of all, it isn't there anymore to remind me DAILY of what a lousy person I am who cannot complete a project. Which isn't true, so I don't need to take that sort of attitude from a chair! And secondly, the chair is filled with sorrow and sadness and longing and hurting. Of course I don't want to sit in it!
This must be fengshui?

4 comments:

akissfromthepast said...

hyvä kirjoitus! pidin, tällaista se elämän kirjo on. tuoli on kyllä kaunis muodoltaan ja tuolla kankaalla. tee fenshui puhdistus sille? kidesuolaa vaan päälle ja täyden kuun valoon jos haluut päästä sen tunnelmista eroon. toi asetelma on upea joka oli tuossa kuvassa! terapiatuoli kuulostaa juuri semmoiselta.. ehkä se pönkitti sua vaikket istunutkaan sillä...

Nina said...

Mä luovuin siitä jo! Päätin että se ei mulle tee hyvää. Ja heti muuttui tunnelma siinä nurkassa. Olen onnellinen että osasin luopua siitä, sillä sehän on kaunis ja vanha. Mutta siinä on surua, siinä on ahdistusta ja se on kesken...ja se sai hyvän kodin ja minä huojennuksen!

Rinna Pitsiunelma said...

Viisas teko, joku toinen saa siitä kauniin tuolin itselleen, vailla murheiuden painolastia. Minua vähän nauratti tuo "attitude from a chair". Joskus esineet ovat todella ihmismäisiä, nokkavine asenteineen kaikkineen.

G:a Affären said...

Hej Nina,
Ja det måste vara fengshui, att få bort med det som ger negativa känslor. Jag har också gjort mig av med möbler som förknippats med tråkigheter, visst är det en befriande känsla när ögonblicket kommer då man bestämt sig. Ingen återvändå, eller hur!

Kramar
Cia