In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Waiting Room.”
“Good things come to those who wait.” This is my take on the statement.
The things in our “waiting room” have been waiting patiently, watching dust settle, sometimes for years.
These “things” are craft supplies:
unopened paint- waiting to be “the right” color,
un-spun,un-dyed fiber- waiting to take color and be spun into yarn for someone’s special project,
blank plaques- waiting a final sanding and the “perfect sized picture” to make it complete.
Each of these things were chosen during our working years for their potential to become the perfect, one of a kind (or limited edition), craft creation when transformed into something new.
During this time of waiting, they have developed patience (instead of yelling “pick me, pick me!) when we walk into their room. Some of their imagined transformations may have changed over time, but all will eventually become useful. Some are a forgotten treasure, finding them is like a new discovery.
Now that we are concentrating on our own business, instead of working for others, these items and dreams are beginning to resurface.
But it’s a good thing they developed patience in the “waiting room”. They will need it after their transformation because they will again be waiting!
Waiting to have their picture taken, and description written, waiting to be loaded into a tote to be displayed at a craft show. Waiting for that one person, who recognizing their uniqueness, wants to give them that special space of their own in a new home!