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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Outgrown

Looks like somebody got too big for this small, sweet house in Northwest Pasadena.

I haven't outgrown anything lately, although I may have to give up a favorite pair of shorts if I'm not careful. You get to a point, eventually, where you stabilize. If you are careful, that is.

It is to be hoped we are referring only to our physical size here, not the size of our willingness--to listen, for example, or to learn, or to just be open to what's next.

17 comments:

dive said...

I love "what's next" Petrea, but then I was never one for being stable.

I think it's time you outgrew being an unpublished novelist.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Maybe they haven't outgrown but didn't or couldn't handle the responsibility?

Ann Erdman said...

How much wood could a faded chair chuck if a faded chair could chuck wood...

Petrea Burchard said...

All right, Dive, that's growth I'm willing to take on.

Could be, KBF, as long as we're fantasizing. I know the people and their story, though, so yeah, they outgrew. Jeremy Hardy is the agent, by the way. I recommend him!

Ann, you made me laugh. Zen Sunday!

BaysideLife said...

I'll bet they are sad to leave this adorable house they've outgrown. Love the colors.

I'm being encouraged to do something way out of my comfort zone. I want to be that person who is open to what's next, so I'm giving it serious thought. I'll let you know if I go for it.

TheChieftess said...

Ohhhh...such a sweet home! I'd love to go to an open house at this one!!! I love the red accents!

Petrea Burchard said...

Bayside, there are the things that call to us and the things that don't. What do you think about this one?

Chieftess, I'm afraid it's too late for this one!

LOLfromPasa said...

First thing I looked at was the lawn :). Then I read your super comments. Another lovely photo with kind words to go with it. PS Not sure about the lawn...curbside. The main lawn looks super.

Petrea Burchard said...

LOL, I think you like a green lawn! Maybe the sprinklers stopped working in the median and they thought, eh! we're moving, why fix it? Or maybe that's just what I'd do.

Bellis said...

Love the chair. Wonder if it could be repaired? Surprised it wasn't picked up by PA on Trash Tuesday.

Petrea Burchard said...

I understand the new people have moved in, Bellis. Maybe they grabbed it. It's a little out of Pasadena Adjacent's range.

Margaret said...

Just got back from a weekend away. And I can't believe you are getting close to outgrowing anything.

Susan Campisi said...

That is a very cute house. I love the sentiments that go along with it. I hope the size of my willingness to listen, learn and be open will continue to grow.

Petrea Burchard said...

Baggy shirts, Margaret.

Susan, I am totally closed-minded about the new Mac scrollbar. John says I'm always like this about learning computer programs. So now I'm thinking maybe I was being too preachy in this post.

LOLfromPasa said...

Maybe someone took the lawn instead of the chair, blind and fire wood :)

Ms M said...

I agree on the willingness to listen, to learn, be open to what's next. Well said. Life is so full of opportunities.

The house is very charming. I hope the new folks enjoy living there.

Adele said...

The photo and house are charming, and I agree with all you've said. Good things to think about.