Aprons on the clothesline.

Space and light and order. Those are the things that people need
just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
-Le Corbusier

A couple of images of civilized life, to cheer me up on a day when the feeling of living in a storage unit is growing like a heavy and darkening cloud. While waiting… and waiting… for the situation to change and the cloud to pass, I try to peek out from under the weight of disorientation and distraction to remember some little things I have the power to do, like laundry and cooking.

[Update already: Please not to worry – it’s only the feeling of being a storage unit, not actually living in one, that I am experiencing. It’s because my remodeling project that I expected to start in February has still not started!]

The aprons are my own, and now Elizabeth’s dishes are, too. Her son gave them to me after her funeral that was in the spring. I think they are pretty, though they don’t seem to fit with the tone of my house…? I will put them aside and think more about that when I am reorganizing my new rooms that I still have faith will come into existence before the end of the year, and my three other rooms that in the meantime are stuffed and unhappy.

Aprons and clotheslines — and sunshine! — go well together. 🙂

13 thoughts on “Aprons on the clothesline.

  1. I can’t help wondering whether Le Corbusier would have felt the same, had he no place to sleep, or no way to put food on the table. As for disorientation and distraction, I’m having to give up the apartment I love, with its beautiful view, because the California corporation that purchased the property has given us California-level rents. It’s going to be an interesting few months.


  2. I love aprons. Especially the full-coverage ones. Unfortunately, I don’t bake/cook enough to really use one. I’m usually in a hurry to get something cooked and eat it so I can move onto some other activity. I need to relax, huh? 🙂


  3. Great post, all of it, comments included. A nice community here…

    p.s. I was beginning to wonder if I am the only person I know who uses a backyard clothesline. No one in my community genteel does. I’ve been waiting for a visit from a city council member.

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    1. When my tract of houses was built in the 1970’s there was no community association formed but there were regulations on the books against outdoor clotheslines. I’ve always trusted that no one would complain about my little line that is barely visible from the front yard and maybe not at all from the street.

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