Friday 7.1.05: Genies in the Closet
Sometimes the darnedest things squeeze themselves out of our packed closets. This week it was a big heavy 1930's German chocolate mold, with a capacity to make 48 chocolates in the shapes of cars, trains, ships, or Zeppelins.
I think the most restless spirits in our house belong to things in closets or things packed too tightly on shelves, ignored and unappreciated. Maybe they are like genies in a bottle. I'm hopping onto Google for a quick search...
According to Virginia Marin, posting at Suite 101:
If it were up to Jim, all his spirited treasures would be out and about...
Having both an evil genius and a guardian angel is very apt for Jim, who has enjoyed the services of both. He is also responsible for most of noise in our closets. No, that's not quite true. If it were up to Jim, all his spirited treasures would be out and about, taking up all the available floor space and being backed into closets or buried in the bottom layers of shelves only when they are pushed there by more dominant souls -- a Darwinian ecosystem where natural selection can occur.
I'm the one who insists on reorganizing, boxing things up, putting things away, to give us space for living. My juno must be a practical spirit, as all women are, since they maintain the hearth. So, I'm the one who is ultimately haunted by the genies in the closet.
So back to the chocolate mold. It must have bitten Jim on the toe while he was looking for something else. "Look what I found," he says to me, holding up the booty. I know it was the spirit of chocolate that seduced him into buying something so offbeat.