I wish you could all read the meditation that is attached to the above verse, but it is too long for me to type out. To sum it up....it is up to each of us to sing as we feel moved by the overall song of life. Do we harmonize with it? Do we sing a counterpoint? Do we purposefully sound discordant tones or do we sing with joy?
It is up to us to fit into it, go against it or even flutter off on oblique angles. Look to the birds who sing in the rain and know what to do when winter comes... and will sing a counterpoint when they need to....who will sing poetry that is discordant when it must be and rhymes when it is proper.
There is no doubt that this has been a hard summer for me....that sunflower really inhabits how I feel right now but I am pushing on and doing what I need to do to feel good again and feeling hopeful. :-) Verses from my favorite little Tao book are always an inspiration. :-)
I have decided that I will try to do shorter daily posts instead of the long posts that I tend to do when so much time goes by. This way I can stay in touch with you more regularly as I deeply miss your companionship and company when I am away for so long.
So....I will try to catch up with what I have been working on. My knitting this summer has been a bit scattered, but it has been a happening all the same. The sock above is another Keukenhof set done in my Pearl sock yarn. I did switch out the short row heel and substituted it with a flap heel. (I am so not a fan of short row heels...just sayin'). The first sock is finished and the second one is started. :-)
Next on the needles is Pea Vines and it is such a beeutiful stitch pattern! I have to admit I am struggling with loving the nupps, but the complexities of the pattern keep me moving forward....it is going to be one stunning shawl when it is finished!
Last on the needles is my favorite vest pattern. Ken likes to refer to the one I currently wear as my "dye uniform". I LOVE that vest because it keeps me warm and cool all at the same time, which is why I wear it when I am working.
The yarn I am using for the new one is hand spun as was the first one and so far I am loving the fabric. I love the mindlessness that this knitting project gives me right now, so this is the one that I tend to turn to at the end of the day. I'm thinking I will have a new vest very soon. :-)
It's good to be back!!!