Renovation project - Scary dolls
We have one of the nicest neighbours imaginable living here, a
little old French lady, who is ever so elegant and always very
stylish, she has had an amazing life from the conversations we have
had, but we don't think she has any family.
Her house is a treasure chest of antiques and also clutter, we
often see her coming back from a walk and carrying flowers and leaves
from the forest that are then displayed in her window. Well today I
saw a man trying to get into her window, I stopped and asked if
everything was OK, but his accent was very strong and I didn’t
understand all of it, but he seemed legit so I wasn't too worried.
When we came back from the shops there were a number of people
going in to the house and carrying out bags, it appears that she is a
far worse hoarder than we had thought and she had had a bit of an
accident and people couldn't get in or out of the house as the
clutter had piled up by the door.
We helped to clear some away and took it to the tip, but the
little old lady was not her usual self, her hair was not brushed and
she was not happy.
Over the next few days she she was the same, I chatted to her but
it was not right seeing this most elegant of women looking
dishevelled, and I wonder if the helpful neighbours (and us!) may
have done more harm than good.
The window display slowly started to reappear, but this time with
a doll, obviously a very old doll that had an open mouth, tonight I
saw this doll in the window, I can't say anything other than it
scares the life out of me!
We have to go shopping again and I see some flowers, so I buy her
a bunch. It's late when we get back and horror of horrors, when I
call round the doll has moved up the window and now looks like it is
screaming at me!!!!!!
The following morning when I give the flowers to her she is so
touched, but I now think it may have been a mistake as these are in
the window with all her new fauna, is she going to be back to normal
in no time and have I helped it along? But she is back to her old
cheerful, stylish self.
It makes you wonder whether our idea of helping is actually
helping or just interfering, living in clutter may not be a good way
to live, but it obviously makes her happy.