Was reading Alice’s blog this morning and once again she has expressed things in words that I feel inside myself. I love how she does that with her words, it somehow activates something inside of me and I go wandering around in my thoughts.
Last night I took myself outside and stood a while with my face towards the moon, she was majestic and was so close that I felt I could almost reach up and touch her, I took a few moments to clear the clutter out of my mind, then just soaked up the beauty and the ‘feel’ of her, I had a quiet word or two then came back inside. It was a beautiful night, warm and still and quiet and the grass was so soft under my feet. Yes I had a moment!!!!
Then this morning I read Alice’s blog and she was expressing how, at the moment, knitting keeps her in the moment and helps keep her fears down and my thoughts went to – gratitude – and then onto how wonderful it is to be able to delay gratification by making something, instead of instant gratification when we just go and buy something, it just doesn’t give you that same feeling.
Although in saying that, I notice how many fellow bloggers appreciate one anothers work and understand how much love and time goes into the making….just like Alice’s scarf, watching the colors unfold and finding delight in that very moment when another color starts to appear and how it blends and changes the look of our project.
I finished knitting a little dress last night, today I will sew in all the ends and do the finishing touches, then I can get on and knit my Noro skirt and then I can watch in delight as the colors reveal themselves.
Sometimes the simplest things are the most gratifying.
I was in the garden yesterday, cutting back some ‘out of control’ trees and pulling out some rampant native grass that has taken over and is sending its babies all through the garden, I like having natural grasses in the garden, however this one was wayyyyyy over the top, it was killing a lavender and quickly encroaching on everything else.
My son came out and helped, he has more muscle power than me, we had a lovely half hour together, chatting and sharing some thoughts about what is happening in the world.
When my children were young – 4 to 12 years old – I was a facilitator in personal development weekends for 7 years. I had ongoing training for a few years, I learnt a form of Reiki and massage and many other wonderful things. We had weekend workshops twice a month and training once a month, my kids came along to each one, with me or their dad, so they grew up in this very powerful healing energy along with an alternative mum, so they think quite differently to a lot and we can have the most amazing conversations…. something I am very grateful for.
A photo of the ‘nearly finished dress’ and my garden arms a tad scratched, even tho I had gloves on, that grass wasn’t going to give up without a fight!!!!
the color of the dress is more like the second photo
and look what a spider left for us the other morning
Another of nature’s wonders.