|Former First Lady ~ Rene 2010
This photo was taken at the former Bayley~Ellard High School in Madison, NJ.
No longer a school, the landmark Georgian style mansion is currently being renovated to be used as a retreat house and spiritual center.
Though she has fallen into disrepair, hints of her former glory shine through the layers of dust and crumbled plaster.
Two folding chairs stand guard at her main staircase.
Because I have this quirky habit of attaching human characteristics to inanimate objects…
I felt the folding chairs may have accepted their new assignment with great reluctance, but had no choice in the matter. So now they stand guard, mightily cheezed off about their “less than” duty, deeply sighing every now and again about not being used properly for the purpose that they were intended.
I was reminded of Nicholas Cage’s role in the movie Guarding Tess.
“C’mon, we’re chairs! We are supposed to attend functions and galas, seat local dignitaries;not to keep snoops from poking around the pantry!”
Sometimes, though, you never realize your true potential until you lose yourself in the service of others.
Peace ~ Rene