Back to Basics

It wasn’t just about the closing of Red Room.

It was a series of small things slowly piling up.

 

They all just came to head at the same time.

Red Room was the best cover up.

 

Scrambling to get back to center I searched.

Meditation here, small talk there, coffee at Philz.

 

Long walks, bookstore visits and meals alone.

Sitting on the bench and people watching.

 

Little by little they all added up.

I thought about my knitting needles.

 

And just like that I decided to knit again.

I have forgotten how quickly a knit and a purl can cure!

 

I haven’t been able to put my needles down.

Knitting every moment I can.

 

One doesn’t really have to go far to enjoy life’s perks.

You just have to remember where to find it!

 

Comments 6

 
Ken Hartke on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 05:21

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness..." I miss Red Room but they say that when one door closes another one opens (hopefully not a trapdoor). I haven't settled on one door yet but I'm feeling a little liberated now post-RR and I find I'm writing more than I was. I just feel that we lost a bunch of people in the process.

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness..." I miss Red Room but they say that when one door closes another one opens (hopefully not a trapdoor). I haven't settled on one door yet but I'm feeling a little liberated now post-RR and I find I'm writing more than I was. I just feel that we lost a bunch of people in the process.
Virginia M Macasaet on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:25

I agree with you Ken. I feel I lost many connections losing RR. But such is life, I met new ones just as it was closing down and have managed to stay connected with a few old timers. I am juggling 2 writing homes, something I need to get used to. I was very spoiled at RR!

I agree with you Ken. I feel I lost many connections losing RR. But such is life, I met new ones just as it was closing down and have managed to stay connected with a few old timers. I am juggling 2 writing homes, something I need to get used to. I was very spoiled at RR!
Katherine Gregor on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 07:42

There's something about working with your hands that really helps you feel centred and calm. As though bringing you into the present.

There's something about working with your hands that really helps you feel centred and calm. As though bringing you into the present.
Virginia M Macasaet on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:26

Katherine, thank you for pulling out the words from my mouth! I feel very calm when knitting and everything else around me follows suit. I am blessed to have such creative hands!

Katherine, thank you for pulling out the words from my mouth! I feel very calm when knitting and everything else around me follows suit. I am blessed to have such creative hands!
Orna Raz on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 13:05

Such a surprising, simple yet brilliant solution--knitting. I agree with Ken and Katia about doing crafts, and like you Ken I also thought about Dickens. How about Madame Defarge and the other French knitters in A Tale of Two Cities?

Such a surprising, simple yet brilliant solution--knitting. I agree with Ken and Katia about doing crafts, and like you Ken I also thought about Dickens. How about Madame Defarge and the other French knitters in A Tale of Two Cities?
Virginia M Macasaet on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:28

I wish I were a little more literary Orna! My reading knowledge on literature falls way behind my zest for writing!

I wish I were a little more literary Orna! My reading knowledge on literature falls way behind my zest for writing!
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