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Anything Could Happen

Joined: 10/20/2012
Posts: 4
From: Frontage Road to Zen: The Retirement Chronicles

The methodology (if you can even call it that) I’ve been using to discover what comes next is: Web-researching/reading/social media about things that interest me. Getting out there...following a trail...seeing what develops. I’m planning to do this until something gets traction.

So this weekend I went to a number of Tucson Modernism Week events. I used to wear, when I was waitress, vintage clothing and accessories. I still a have a decent collection. My house is late 50’s/early 60’s furniture and décor. This is one of the interests I’m resurrecting. A highlight of the weekend events was a cool pop-up shop with vendors of beautiful, mostly name-brand mid-century furniture – all beyond my spending price point. (I’m into affordable knock-offs. From thrift stores, if possible). So to scratch the itch, and as a diversion between events, I drove over for a quick look-see at the close out sale of a retro shop that used to be downtown.

I was browsing the small stuff. Picked up a baggie with about eight vintage lighters in it. I have a few already and saw a couple in the bag that looked like pretty good additions to the collection. So I let go of the eight bucks (and twenty more, truth be told).

I get home; spill them out, superficially eyeing what I actually got. Out rolled a little rectangular engraved nameplate that had come off of a red leather lighter. What was on it? MY name. Whoa. What are the chances of that? Infinitesimal. Yet, it happened. I’m embracing this. It’s a sign, right? If I get out there … follow my interests wherever they lead, anything could - something’s gonna - happen. Eventually.

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Comment by warren

Joined: 6/22/2011
Posts: 169
That's great. Sometimes the find is as fascinating as the search. Thanks for writing.
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 2:36:12 PM
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