WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #9: "Wood Conception"

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Blog entry by frank posted 02-07-2008 02:17 PM 1370 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wood Conception no-mind runs free,
I gather my-self to wood,
such power i am
—by flp


What is out there? What is the space of a box you have surrounded yourself into? I build boxes to hold my renters in, just as the world teaches box building to protect the identities of it’s citizens….within boundaries!

And so here is one box that will become a sun-room for the viewing masses. Does any-one ever wonder what’s on the outside of their box? And how do I get out of this box, I have so successfully encased my-self within?

The tools you will need to get out of your box, are the ones you carried inside with you to build that box….

Climb up and take a look at what’s out there….

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to leave those other box builder’s and their inhabitants on the inside….as you get out? But before you leave your box, do you also understand that out there, is a bigger box that you will find yourself in?

....outside the box….

Thank you.

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” smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 02-07-2008 02:20 PM

sure is much prettier outside the box :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 02-07-2008 04:47 PM

Don’t buy a taller ladder Frank. You don’t have much more room.

Great reflections.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 02-07-2008 05:19 PM

Thinking is best done outside of the box also.

-- Hope Never fails

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#4 posted 02-07-2008 05:34 PM

As always, Frank, you present a unique and refreshing point of view about life. This is a wonderful reflection of the conditions that are often self imposed. “Thinking outside the box” is a difficult road for most of us to follow since it often involves moving outside of one’s comfort zone- a task most of us tend to avoid.

Yes, you are right about escaping one box only to find yourself surrounded by a bigger box. But it is in this bigger box that I, personally, find myself closer to God. While this may be simply another box the view from this one is much more inspiring than the one in which we often enclose ourselves.

Thanks for the inspiration today.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 02-07-2008 05:37 PM

I carry my box with me, everywhere I go. The box has become a translator of sorts. I have talked to people for several minutes, with the only response being a confused smile. Then it dons on me, the box, use the box, become one with the box. The problem is I don’t like my box, I don’t want to sound ungreatful, it’s a nice box and I have had it for so many years. But I’m tired, tired of packing this thing everywhere I go, tired of worrying about somebody trying to steal it, or losing it, tired of people trying to come in my box. What are they thinking? just because our boxes fit together doesn’t mean you can fit in MY box with me! Only one person fits in a box, only one. hmmmm, “only one” that’s it isn’t it Frank?
thank you.

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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#6 posted 02-07-2008 08:41 PM

Well, Mr. Frank, tear down those walls, let the bigger box shine in…...

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#7 posted 02-08-2008 02:10 PM

Hello all;
....I do in-deed thank you all for your wonder-full and well thought out comments!

—-hi Debbie; ....and of course when one is working inside their box, they also think it’s quite pretty in the box also. Hmmmm….maybe that’s one of the reasons it’s so hard to leave your//my//our box….safe, secure and all the comforts of what all those other’s are telling me about boxes….

—-hi Karson; ....’room’ is a term that is open to interpretation. Glad to see you stopping by….

—-hi Mario; ....makes one wonder why they have those ‘boxs’ called ‘think tanks’....

—-hi Scott; ....’moving outside of ones own comfort zone’, ah yes. Safety, security, what will ‘they’ think of me, and then….can I, do I even want to have to start walking and thinking all over again with what’s out there//here. Do folks think different outside the box then inside the box….?

—-hi Harold; ....’Only one person fits in a box, only one. hmmmm, “only one”….’. And then one day we see that there is only one box….’only one’....

—-hi Rob; ....yes, some of the wall on the right side of the existing structure, in the second picture will be coming down soon. Don’t want to give all my secrets//dreams away here yet, but I should update soon with some more outside pictures. And just wait till the windows are installed and put in place, just waiting for delivery. Still to go, foaming the cathedral ceilings with insulation, pulling up the existing floor in the main cabin and insulating, ship-lap or v-groove wood wall boards for the insides of cabins, heating system, plumbing and electrical and on and on. Oh, by the way did I mention landscaping and that we are shooting for this summer as done…..LOL….

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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