I started stripping wallpaper yesterday. The bathroom wallpaper. 30 year old blue flower ugly wallpaper. It was time.
I usually hate chores that don't involve books, radio or TV. They are boring. That's why I have trouble keeping to an exercise plan. It can be boring. But this activity, in my miniscule bathroom, was quite liberating.
I started thinking about what striping wallpaper meant. Stripping off layers. Out with the old and in with the new. Bright and fresh.
While I am not new, or bright and fresh, I think that stripping off layers sounds good. I am in the second half of life now. Who needs all these layers?
I love those commercials with the women with little makeup, wrinkles and advertising natural beauty. I believe in that - natural beauty. We are all beautiful - every last wrinkle.
Between the autism, cancer and now wallpaper - who needs all these layers?