Thursday, January 12, 2012
In and Out
Some people come in like a bolt of lightening - all flash and sizzle - and then leave burn marks as they blaze out. For whatever reason, these marks can heal quickly since they weren't there long enough to sink in.
Others quietly enter with a shy smile and gentle supportive hand. They can leave just as quietly, but leave a profound hole because they were so deeply entrenched in every day life leaving those moments of "Oh! I'll have to tell.....oh, wait...."
Then there are the ones that remove themselves and leave us trying to figure out why...what did I do? Did I hurt them? Don't they like me anymore? When it's actually that their lives have just changed and it's time for them to move on.
I've discovered that knitting and crochet are very much like this. The needle/hook goes in and out, the yarn wraps around them, producing a rich fabric. Sometimes stitches get dropped or skipped, leaving a hole, but the fabric remains strong. Once it's done, there is a garment full of colors and stories...When I made that my sister-in-law was pregnant with her fourth child, my oldest was a senior in high school....We might like some of the garments better than others, but they have all enriched our lives. They've kept us warm and protected at some point. They each had something to offer even if they wear out or no longer fit. They all had a purpose.
I hope all your "garments" have enriched your life and you take from them what you need to keep and let go of the rest.