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Ode to the orange ceramic lamp

An era has ended for a simple orange ceramic lamp bought by an excited teenage girl to decorate her new bedroom. Her father said the lamp wouldn't last six months before it was broken and thrown away. It was too fragile to last but the lamp (and the daughter) proved him wrong. The lamp stayed with the girl through high school and college. It got a chip or two but remained basically whole and operating.

The lamp made a long trip to the girl's (now a new wife) new home when she married a wonderful guy and had a new apartment to decorate. The lamp stayed with her through another move and then into her first house. By that time the lamp didn't fit with any of her color schemes but her own daughter liked it. The lamp had a crack in it by then from all the moves but the girl's daughter loved it. She glued it and then gave it some new decorations so it would match the young daughter's room.

The young daughter of the girl (now a woman) moved out on her own a few years ago. She left a few things behind in her old bedroom. One of them was that old ceramic lamp. The one that her grandpa said wouldn't last six months. It last over 40 years but now it's broken and covered with faded material of pink roses and has lost its shade. The mom found the lamp while cleaning out her daughter's bedroom. She smiled to think how far that little lamp had come and all the memories wrapped up in it. It's time to make a space for some new residence who are coming to stay in the bedroom so it was time to finally let the lamp go. It has more than served it's purpose though still...it's hard to let go but it had a good long life and deserved a rest. "Goodbye, old friend." says the former teenage girl.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 22nd, 2016 02:02 pm (UTC)
That was a lovely tribute KK
Nov. 22nd, 2016 06:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I almost didn't post it after reading your last post last night. It seemed so trivial with what you were facing.
Nov. 22nd, 2016 06:23 pm (UTC)
To quote a favorite movie-nothing is trivial, it all matters
Nov. 22nd, 2016 06:33 pm (UTC)
I guess so. It as really hard throwing it away but I needed to let something go (a lot of somethings) if I was to get the room ready for Randy and Suzy. I thought to make it their adjustment room.
Nov. 22nd, 2016 08:42 pm (UTC)
Sometimes you know throwing something out is the right thing, but that doesn't mean it feels like the right thing.

Then again, the memories will stay. ("Remember that old orange lamp?" "That ugly thing?" "Yeah." "It was awesome!")

Nov. 24th, 2016 03:33 pm (UTC)
I kept wanting to take it back out of the trash can but I didn't. It's physically gone now but not forgotten.
Nov. 25th, 2016 04:36 pm (UTC)
The lamp may be gone, but you will not forget!
Nov. 28th, 2016 09:29 pm (UTC)
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