|We have gone from this......|
Ms. Kay's pie safe really turned out to be a nice looking piece. It has a great deal of character and those that have seen it up close keep telling me that it is really unique and very beautiful. Of course since I have been very up close and personal with this safe over the past month, I tend to see every flaw that it has instead of enjoying what it brings to the table. I'm sure there is a life lesson in there somewhere. Surely each of us could do a better job of seeing a person's real beauty instead of focusing on flaws in each other.
This piece of furniture has many flaws. The doors do not line up straight. The handles are not evenly spaced. It has scars of blue paint that will never be removed and holes that can not be repaired. However, in a lot of ways this pie safe is perfect. It sits very sturdy. It's shelves on the inside are strong and straight. It's doors do not squeak when they open and it wears the blue streaks of it's past with a sort of pride as if to say "this is where I have been, but I'm still here serving a meaningful purpose!"
Yep, I do believe this pie safe is indeed very beautiful. Inside and out!
Isn't that what really matters?