Friday, February 23, 2007

Friday Knitting

On friday mornings, I teach knitting. It is always a very eclectic group of women. I really enjoy this class and get a lot out of it. This morning I had a woman who came to class and I sat down with her and started her, and as she picked up the needles, she began to cry. The entire class, she would start knitting and the tears would begin to stream down her face, then she would leave - wipe her eyes, take a couple deep breaths and come back to it. She had knit somewhere in her past and picked it back up very quickly. She didn't really say why it made her so emotional, other then it brought back the good times. It really touched me and stayed with me. It was just another reminder that the good things in life really are the simple things. Creating something does fufill a need within us, bring back memories (hopefully of the good times), and may give us some peace and/or satisfaction. This is much deeper then my posts here usually are, but I wanted to share this. There has been a lot going on in my life lately, and overwhelmed is the word that I have used to describe it -- and looking through a lot of other posts, it seems to be going around. Sometimes it is nice to be able to look around and have a little perspective change -- something that makes things seem better then they were 10 minutes ago just because the light on the situation changed. This woman today, helped to do that for me. Thanks for reading.

3 comments:

said...

Wow. That's touching. :) As long as they are happy tears though.

a friend to knit with said...

i hear you.........it truly is the simple things in life!

roxtarchic said...

yeah i just got choked up! (then again my hormones have pretty much had their hands around my throat for a good WEEK now) hehe...

this was nice to read... knitting & knitters are such a caring group and it's deep... as deep as your post & it makes ya (me) feel good doesnt it!?

thnx for the post....

oh & btw... i'm gonna be visiting co for my cousins wedding in july... the 12th thru the 16th ;)