Friday, October 07, 2005

Just some thoughts...

There are about a half dozen of these blooms on the rosebush by the front door. It always amazes me to have roses in October. That was a topic in one of my earliest blog entries on the old blog October '02 Archives. That reminds me: this months marks 3 years of blogging for me. That's the longest I have ever kept any kind of diary or journal, even though it did move from Geocities, to Blogger, to PeoplePC, and now back to Blogger.

October always brings a certain kind of mood with it. It's the mood that sends me to the poetry books, online poetry sites, and reading Thomas Hardy novels. In other words, not a particularly light mood. It's a mood in which there is a straining to have words duplicate the depth of color and atmostphere of this time of year in the upper midwest. Bright autumn leaves; gunmetal skies; cold,turgid, rushing water; morning mists of water vapor and evening mists of woodsmoke; the scent of decaying leaves; amplified traffic sounds as the insulation of leaves fall from the trees. October is a sensory blanket that envelopes us.

For those that were wondering...the Saturday weaving demo at church function went well. Several women from our church brought in rag rugs woven by their Finnish relatives as an additional "show of support". The Finns in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Upper Wisconsin, and Northern Minnesota were formidable rag rug weavers. The one woman who had been so "prickly" to Laura was very gracious. She came over to talk with me and said she didn't know that one could weave with such fine threads (8/2 cotton?!). I guess there's a lot of things we all don't know....

The title of the conference was "In the Hands of the Master Weaver". Five different break out sessions were available. The one I attended was Adults Saving Kids. I always jump back and forth between: being sad that kids are exposed to so much so early in life, to being glad that we live in a time where kids are encouraged to talk openly about what they are going through. Deep thoughts...

Blogging about fiber pursuits feel pretty banal by comparison. This blog might suggest that my world revolves around threadplay. It does not. I feel that through this blog I've been tugging and tugging at a single thread in my personal tapestry. The result is a distorted picture...a cartoon if you will..that isn't very representative of me. That's okay for a blog. But it's not very healthy for me. I'll be crawling under my October blanket for a little while.

4 comments:

  1. Sometimes I think the October (& sometimes November!) roses that appear here & there are the best of the season. All the more special. Yes, October does have a mood to it. I can understand blogging not being "very representative of me"...

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  2. Hi Val
    Today's blog entry was a great read. I thoroughly enoyed it. October has a bittersweet mood all of its own - we still have a alot of sun here. Congratulations on the third anniversary of your blog!

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  3. oops! that should have read...
    "I thoroughly ENJOYED it"

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  4. Congrats on your 3rd anniversary. Lovely roses. Yeah, I know what you mean about needing to crawl under October's blanket. Take care of yourself and come back refreshed. :-)

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