Monday, October 25, 2010

A Little Doll with a Dream


So nice that you found your way here. You must be wondering what this little doll is doing hanging on the clothesline?  Well yesterday I was doing a bit of cleaning and found her sitting on a shelf in my bedroom.  She always makes me smile with her silly little hat and  her two big feet. I picked her up to give her a hug and a little dusting off  but for some reason I held onto her. She was so cute and innocent looking and her little personality seemed to shine through her faceless expression. I remember when I made her, I intentionally left her face blank as I thought she had enough character without eyes, nose and mouth. So many dolls end up looking different than what you wanted them to be, once they have a face. I guess it is like humans... our face tells so much about who we are but oftens hides the real soul of the person.  

 After looking at her for awhile I  brushed her off with a damp cloth and put her out on the line to air dry. She blew in the soft  breeze and looked so happy. Then I remembered that when I made her about 7 years ago, she was  meant to fullfill a dream of mine. I had always imagined myself as a doll maker and story teller.  I thought that I would happily grow old and have my grey hair tied up in a bun, wear little glasses and bring these little girls to life in my little sewing room.  

 What happened to that dream? Well I did get older and I do have little glasses to read fine print and my hair is turning grey ( thank God for hair dye)  and I still dream of making these little dolls.. more so everyday. Maybe it is my destiny and that is what I am supposed to do. For now though I still have to earn a living and have a regular pay check coming in but who knows what the future holds.  Maybe some day I will find my way to my dream and make many more of these little souls to hang on other people's clothesline.

 What is your destiny and will you ever do something about making it come true?
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