When you realized that all the fresh coats of paint,
fine fabrics, and antique furniture in the world
couldn't provide you the comfort you sought,
you began to put more stake in the foundation.
You learned to tolerate those little things
you once spent so much time worrying over--
the peeling wallpaper and the frayed edges of the carpet,
the spider web cracks in the plaster.
Perhaps one day, soon,
you'll even come to love them.