Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Unfinished business

This one is an unlikely post. Design blogs are about perfection right? usually well manicured and curated beauty, order and elegance worthy of Pinterest ?   Only images I post today would  do  Pinterest fail proud.  (Check out this funny gem if you have not yet already :http://www.pinterestfail.com/)

Some times life is like that...
Things go on, go wrong. Do not adhere to our agendas.  Chaos is the dark side of order always.  The home too. A work in progress for months with the end no where in sight. Unforeseen emergencies,  strikes, material delays and the like.
Then there are the inevitable mistakes, miscalculations and disagreements.. Whatever the reasons, the the dust and cacophony is not going to settle anytime soon.  One has to some how settle for  the unfinished home. Somehow make peace with the constant hub -hub of people, workers, contractors, material and more.
Learning to breathe with it all this much I have learnt-  A home will never be home if you don't learn to live with it. The perfect, the imperfect. All.

Yogic breathing would help calm frayed nerves if it weren't so darn dusty all the time !   But there is always something one can do to make things better.  Waking up early to enjoy quite mornings for one. Realising that life changes but does not stop, so live as usual.  Flowers, lights, friends.. learning not to wait for a future date but live in the moment. As for the dust and the noise, there are always colourful dust covers and an effective pairs of ear plugs ;)



Prachi said...


Came across your space for the first time.. its just too good. Where is the 'About' page.. couldn't find more about you.. Just curious :)

Chandan said...

HI Prachi,
The About page is really not there ! Will look into it right away. In the meanwhile here is a mission statement of sorts in a post made very early this year : http://girlabouthome.blogspot.in/2013/01/blueprint.html

You will find a little about me and the blog in there. !
Thanks for dropping by, keep reading!

Aalayam Inspiration said...

what an impressive blog!
i might have stopped by before and lost the trail somewhere and even if this is a serendipitous secon encounter, it brought a lot of joy!

check us out at Aalayam!

shilpa said...

hi Chandan
dropping in here after months. the house and decor seems to be ready by now.
love how this post is truer than true, and, how you brought out the beauty in the texture, the light, the colours despite it not being picture perfect.
… not all can see the beauty everywhere, but you have this gift.


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