Sunday, January 30, 2011

What is it about rust?

Some of us like it.

Today's post is for a specific person, in the land of blog, who I happen to know likes rust. She has gone through some heaviness and through some challenges in the past year, and for now, continues in this phase of her journey.

But as I think on it, why can't this post be for many of us.

The definition of rust is rather boring and very scientific. I am just not into that part of rust...

When I see rust, I realize it touches on something deep

Maybe it is that it is something weathered. Something that has been effected by the elements.

 Maybe it is, the rust adds a certain character to something. Maybe the rust is an acknowledgement of a history. A story to be told.

 Maybe, I think,  it is because, under the rust is something solid, something strong.

Sometimes our journey carries us through some storms, and while we might not think we are weathering the storm, or holding up well against the elements pounding on us, on the inside there is strength and forever some marks that are additions to our character and most importantly, to our story.

Hope all have a great week!



Anonymous said...

hi Lailani,
thanks for the comments & good luck on your closet..err workspace! :) please share when you're done!

Star Forbis said...

Beautiful! The Pictures & the words! I think we all feel a little Rusty or a little rusted at times. And this is a great way to look at it!

Hilary said...

Great post. Rust shows character, experience, exposure.. weathering. Like our wrinkles. .. well, mine. I'm not suggesting that you have wrinkles. ;)

Jules~ said...

Gosh, I never thought about it before but yu are right. Rust does have a tale to tell. The weathering, the changing, the strength underneath....and I was just thinking that each piece of rust has it's own unique pattern and design....just like God does with us.

Thank you for the thoughts tonight.
And I am glad you liked my silly Ikea story.
Blessings to you this evening.

Jane In The Jungle said...

I'm a rust lover too. There is always a story with rust. I love antiques, I think it goes hand in hand.

Or maybe I'm just feeling a little rusty myself!!

Gayle said...

Awww, thank you, Lailani! It helps to know my internet friends are thinking of me and my family during this difficult time. Thank you so much! And, I love your images!

SewPaperPaint said...

Hi Lailani, I just love, adore, want to stare at for hours rusty old things. GUSH!
There is a nearby church that often puts offensive blurbs on their banner. I choose not to read them as to not get offended by them. So sorry your inspiration has flown, keep looking and you will find it in a new place. xx,
Autumn Clark