Thursday, July 8, 2010
The Big 6-0
extra special bd prezzie...long narrow knitted lace scarf in Sea Cell - thanks Sheila!
George Carlin has a wonderful monologue about aging. He talks about the milestones along the road - the milestone resonating with me right now, about making it to 60.
I grew up in the 50's and 60's when the watch word amongst my peers was to 'never trust anyone over 30'. Well, look at us now!
In fact, I like being the age that I am. (Consider the alternative - I have, many times during the past 2 and a half years.) I like that I have experienced so much, met interesting people, travelled to fascinating ports of call, learned from so many. I like the knowledge that I've accumulated in my nearly 60 years of life. I enjoy having answers to questions that come from my learning and experience. I also enjoy sharing that with others.
That isn't to say that I know it all. That is what keeps me coming back to the looms - always something more to discover. It was what drew me to weaving in the first place. I saw that one could spend a lifetime exploring, learning, discovering. That journey is what keeps me getting up every day.
Even when I'm doing a long run of plain weave scarves I delight in how the colours interact. The current blue/purple/green warp has turned into something really exciting because the dyer has applied colour with gay abandon and the section I just finished weaving is especially pretty with highlights of a sort of golden glow. What's not to love?
Currently reading West of Kabul, East of New York by Tamim Ansary