As a feng shui practitioner I’ve always been sensitive to energy flow. Ever since Scott and I acquired it I’ve felt the weight of this anchor’s heavy metal–and the subsequent rusting, crumbling, deterioration–pressing against our home. The feng shui symbolism of this mighty anchor couldn’t be more clear to me. Lately I’ve discovered that it has been metaphorically keeping me anchored to my grieving for Scott. It’s time to let that grief go and set myself free of the chains that bind me to the past.
Anchors away! I mean that literally as you can see here from my photos. This antique 7 foot tall ship’s anchor and 15 foot chain weighing at least one ton has finally found a new keeper. It’s been sold to Tim Whitten (in pic above) of Marlinespike Chandlery in Stonington, Maine. Scott admired Tim’s fancy and historical maritime knot-work greatly and I just know he would approve of this transaction. Especially since the proceeds from this anchor will pay for the chimney work that’s been needed for several years now.
The heavy equipment necessary to remove the anchor is a testament to its weight. It was a huge job that required Tim to bring in local mover Lance and his excavator. In order to get to the location of the anchor they had to maneuver a narrow channel between my house and the fence as well as a 20″ granite wall.
A granite bench that had been placed blocking the path to the door had to be moved. I saw this as an opportunity to have Lance place it somewhere else where it wouldn’t be blocking my feng shui. The bench is now a much needed step up the wall from the driveway.
In addition, the gentlemen were kind enough to haul away a rusted out gigantic metal box that weighed nearly as much as the anchor.
Can you guess what it was? No it wasn’t a fridge…it used to be a sound proof hearing test booth! Scott had purchased it (from the same guy who sold the Brooklyn Bridge) as a “cool thing to put up in a tree some day”. This idea never materialized.This unweildly thing gradually disintegrated, the door fell off, and it became an eyesore and hazard that we both ignored for years.