March 6, 2009
Vinyl lettering. I find it so goofy. Sometimes the revealings of such letters, when formed into complete sentences, can be awfully revealing. And I do mean awfully.
This is the funny thing about Utah County. It's trendy. Not in a hip and edgy we're so stylish kind of trendy, but a gee look at me I'm so wholesome and good and righteous kind of trendy. When one lovely June Cleaver wannabe house wife starts something, it's a good bet that the rest of the cookie-cutter June Cleavers will follow.
Vinyl lettering. I still find it so goofy.
Visit any house. I'll bet some catchy feel good phrase will cling desperately to the textured confines. You know, encouraging words like:
Today is the First Day of the Rest of your Life, or This Home is Filled With Dreams And Love and Blessings From Above, or The Sky's The Limit When Your Heart Is In It or Life's Uncertain...Eat Dessert First or This Kitchen is Seasoned with Love or Enter as Guests... Leave as Friends or Return With Honor.
Okay. So don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good inspirational quote. I enjoy words of perspiration... er... I mean, aspiration. However... seeing the same postulate above your finely crafted hallway arch every day might just become part of the woodwork, so to speak.
This is similar to that word amazing (which I'm gleefully impressed that I won't hear the end of). Amazing is a fine word - it should be used sparingly. Not when you're brushing your teeth or doing laundry or running around in your bloomers. Vinyl lettering is the same.
If you have such sticky sayings posted strategically on the sheet rocked surfaces of your shanty, rest assured that I'm not being critical. I'm just disagreeing. We know how much I love to disagree. (I do however, love it more when we Agree To Disagree.)
Of all the possible sayings, there is one that gets my goat many shades of ill-tempered. The sight or sound of this particular axiom causes the skin to writhe, the eyes to roll back and the head to spin. One would best call an exorcist before I barf green.
What is this saying? Now that I've so vehemently declared my distaste for it?
All This Because Two People Fell In Love.
In ain't love people. It's trust and hope and charity. It's commitment and tolerance and service. It's enduring to the end.
Sure love is a good start - a great start, in fact. But Love alone will not Cause All This. Which exposes a great point. What exactly is THIS? Is this the finely furnished living room, complete with flat screen LCD and Blue-Ray quality surround? Does this happen to be the paintings on the wall or the finely manicured landscaping? Is this your radiant cleanliness and organization?
What is this?
I've decided to start the vinyl craze in my house and will have a theme to carry from room to room. No patchwork vinyl here folks.
The theme I've decided upon? Led Zeppelin. Because we all know that nothing represents the righteous or holy better than Getting The Led Out.
On the front door? Houses of the Holy. The bathroom? How Many More Times. Above the door to the garage? On we sweep with threshing oar. The Yahoo's bedrooms? Your Time Is Gonna Come.
We'll put The Battle Of Evermore above the piano and Hots On For Nowhere in the kitchen. The running shoe basket will need two: Over The Hills And Far Away and Wearing And Tearing.
The bedroom's a tough one - in which several apply. Should it be Bring It On Home, Communication Breakdown or Hey hey mama, love the way you move. Gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove?
And for my face (so as Spouse can see it first when he wakes)?
If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you.