Saturday, January 24, 2009



Function: noun


The state of being in need of repair; (a building fallen into disrepair)

A couple times a month for the past 2 years I have driven past this house. It has been in a state of disrepair since the first time I saw it. Sometimes I try to envision it when it was new. This kind of damage doesn’t happen all at once. I imagine it might have begun with a loose shingle and then a leak. One thing led to another, and now it looks like a strong wind could knock it down.

As time passes, buildings fall into states of disrepair if there is no one to care for them. I find I am much like a building in that way. The events of life can destroy and erode if I am not careful. A small thing easily becomes a big one if ignored. Staying awake means being aware of the places that are easily destroyed or eroded in my own life and giving them the attention they need.

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