World English Dictionary
|the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident|
Liz picked a challenging word for this weeks photo challenge! At first I was stumped, but then I remembered the following photo:
The connection is not obvious. It wouldn't be unless you knew the story. This beautiful piece of glass came from the bottom of a cement pit! Last year as we renovated 40 M one of the demo jobs was to deconstruct the cement block front porch and remove the 40 year old oil tank so that we could move a new tank into the utility room of the home. It was a huge physically laborious job that included using a heavy sledgehammer to destroy the cement blocks and poured deck. Much of the cement ended up filling the 4' by 8' pit covering the oil tank and anything else that happened to be under the tank. As R removed all the rubble he came across the above glass in a very different state. I did not recognize it from my childhood and had no idea how it ended up in the oil tank pit. I do know that it must have belonged to my parents as the stairs were constructed by my Dad after he raised the house. How excited I was to have a piece of art glass from the past. Serendipity at it's best!
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