Monday, August 8, 2011

History


Aside from goofing off with a newfoundland rangers pistol harness I love working here because the chores I'm doing aren't different from 1890 chores. I still chop wood and pump water and paint and clean. But I know these building were restored with pain and love but still I have two pieces of chopped wood in my hand and so I heave them across the salt store and they bounce off the 200 year old floor that people come from Vancouver and Japan to see and touch. But there is no way I'm going to place those logs down so as not to scratch the floor. And I'll tell you that the floor loves it. It wants to be used. The church wants people in it. No building wants to be a museum and the people who come here breath life back into the wood planks and ship beam rafters.
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