Thursday, 10 March 2016

Keys by Susan L.

  I've been thinking about what to hang on the wall above the piano. It's got a bit of a kink in it that I'd like to disguise as best as possible. Fixing it would mean tearing the wall out completely and rebuilding it from the framework out. That's just too much mess!
  The thought of doing a garden painting for that spot fizzled rather quickly.
  My liking for keys has been posted about before. It's a little idiosyncrasy of mine that began when I was little. Last night it came to me to build a large, antique type key from wood to hang in the waiting-for-something-just-right space. It'd be painted black with a favorite saying or scripture written on it. There's keys in music, too. Sharps and flats. Making some of those to hang as well as music notes would look alright.
  Or maybe the big key could be painted or built like a music staff with the notes mounted on it. Oooo, that'd be alright, too. I could use thin doweling for the lines because it wouldn't warp. (Thinking...thinking...) A joined bass and treble clef, made from two keys, one, right side up and one, upside down. Song lyrics, scripture, or a saying in the middle would fit perfectly.
  Cutting the words out of wood might be a bit finicky but it would look pretty cool. MDF, or particle board, is merciful because it has no grain.
  Or maybe that is a bit over the top. It would end up huge. Back to thinking...
  It would look great done in metal but that comes with a whole whack of skills I have yet to learn.
  Why keys? They open the way to so many different things: homes and garden sheds, hearts and ideas, faith and wisdom, stories and songs.
  When someone gives you a key to their house it becomes a symbol of trust and honour.
  Best of all, they unlock the kingdom of God. I think keys and seeds represent the same thing: the birthplace of new ideas, new understandings.
  "And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." Mat 16:19

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