I had spent all day in the mouldy hell mouth that was our old room before the elements made us have to move the bed to the study next door. Builders at the ready but we just need to move everything out…
Everything seems to have a film of mould on it and I am allergic to dust (erm and doing dishes ..seriously!! )
I felt slightly miserable ..I even had some mould spores fly up my nose (sorta thought this might happen) because our wee pal Michael came upstairs (he stayed for the weekend and was half helping half playing Moshi monsters!!) and asked me to show him to play my accordion. The box was mouldy and so were the straps.. a sin, it’s a beautiful instrument but actually I don’t think there is much internal damage aside from one key is out of tune..
Anyway.. I got ready to play a little something (I’m really not that good) and opened the bellows to a big whoosh of dust that covered me totally, my eyes my arms… I feel like some sort of dust monster! ..
I had a quick wash a I was itching all over and sat back down to look through all the mouldy things (Mouldy but totally special!) *Found homework diaries from school.. TBC!! *
Anyway.. I was just thinking ” Oh dear ..it’s getting late and I haven’t really felt any melting moments” when suddenly while looking through old papers a photograph fell out onto my lap.
I thought I lost this pic in a move over 10 years ago and was always sad about it. It was one of me when I was about 3 having a ‘bath’ in a sink with toothpaste all over my face which had a huge grin on it! …and there it was!!! I found it!! Among the mould and dust and itching and boredom and my Moofiness (A word I made up to describe being annoyed but in a sort of bored way)
This was my magic melting moment!! (I was afraid I wouldn’t have one today!).. In this pic (I wish my scanner was working and I would post it.. TBC!) I think It’s the first one where you can see my personality; toothpaste all over my face (It still happens to this day! ), I am grinning (I love to laugh) and I just look totally naughty!! (I have always been a bit puckish and mischievous and you can see this in this pic)
It made me so happy to find this treasure I thought was lost forever…
A wee lesson for me today that sometimes something magical and happy comes when you are surrounded by dust and mould and crap!
I am so unexpectedly happy (Will try and post this pic soon when I find a driver to make my scanner work or when I get a new one) …Melt!
Posting a bit late but my magic moment came eventually!!
Love and light xxLisa