Oh the wonderful things my daughter says. We were having a very intense (pleasant, not contentious) discussion on a topic both confounding and current, when she summed up the situation in fabulous fiber artist form.
This morning I was out early to enjoy the sounds of nature, and ended up seeing a bit of wildlife as a bonus.
Sometimes you just have to do the housekeeping. In today’s case, it consisted of washing skeins and prepping more fiber before starting a new spinning projects.
After spinning multiple singles, it was time to ply. In this case, three became one.
Every year I participate in an event called Tour de Fleece. I challenge myself to spin every day and to try a few new spinning techniques.
This year I took on a new challenge – video record the journey.
Today I was able to spin with the birds for company. It was a lovely way to begin my day – wet feet, tall grass, and singing birds.
Trying to ensure no one is made uncomfortable seems to be at the heart of everyone becoming less comfortable. Maybe we should support fact and encourage people to adjust.
Discomfort can be the motivator of positive change.
Change may take time, but discomfort encourages its continual pursuit.
Regardless of if the event is positive or negative, rather than longing for the past, we should strive to make tomorrow better.
Reposting from 2012. Some things are good to revisit.
Original post – https://pithyponderings.com/2012/03/23/saith-me-gratitude/
While a person can sign up for hazardous service in the military, police force, or other the other various service professions where life may be placed at risk, they cannot sign up to be the ones to die during a pandemic. The very notion that people could sacrifice themselves in such a way is ridiculous. Statements of this nature* promote the appalling belief that the vulnerable are expendable.
The vulnerable are not expendable. They are the ones we fight for, risk our lives for, and go to great lengths to defend from all harm.
*Texas Lt. Governor voices what many may feel, but what goes against the advice of experts.
Good intentions do not justify bad actions. Neither will they absolve accountability for the harm that is done.