Have you ever had that dream where you discover an extra room or perhaps even an entire wing in your house that you never knew existed? I don’t know if this is a common dream for many, or if this strange sleepy quirk is mine alone, but none the less this fantastical whimsy of undiscovered space was not a mere illusion this morning, to be extinguished by the sweet dawn cries of “Mommy?!”
I awoke early to shoot a “Charmin Sit or Squat” app commercial (stay tuned for more on that as clearly I won’t let that one go without more details) and while splashing away the sands of sleep, I noticed that the cord of my hair dryer was caught on the base of the cabinet. I tugged at it and astoundingly, an empty drawer opened in its wake.
Now, I’m not speaking of a drawer that can merely hold a few make-up brushes and flat-lying, Q-tip sized items. Oh, no siree Bob! It’s an enormous ten inch deep and five foot wide drawer that I suppose has been draped with an invisibility cloak until this day, May 27th, 2012.
It’s not as if we didn’t find it due to an overabundance of cabinet space, making it obsolete. In fact, I breathe profanities on a daily basis while trying to place mish-moshed, uncategorized items in the small cabinet above it, only to have said items spill out onto the floor if I fail to trap them inside with a brisk and forceful shove.
And yet, for nearly five months, the answer to our toiletry madness lay in vain before us, smack dab in plain view.
So of course, as I often do, I must find some sort of linked metaphor in my magical finding this morning. A deeper meaning, if you will. A lesson of symbolism, perhaps.
I foresee a bright and shining future for this drawer. Not only will it be gifted with my hair dryer, curlers, baby bath toys, hand soap, and all overflow that previously found its displaced home in the hall linen closet, but I believe upon opening it today, I set free a glowing light of prosperity and healing for all mankind; Freeing us from poisonous foods, toys and cosmetics, ending starvation and unemployment, eradicating bigotry, and creating peace among nations!
Or….maybe we’ll just buy more towels.
What big dreams do you have for your secret drawer?
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