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December 2007
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Dreaming time

It always happens that at the end of something, before you begin the next, there’s a bit of time that a body needs. A buffer, if you will, in which you absorb, reflect, and repair. In the middle of projects, whether for work or home or hobby, messes get made and ignored, energy gets expended but not replenished, ideas are formed but not filtered or processed. Only when a thing is finally finished does order get restored so that the next project can begin.

But all of that is the mundane part of the cycle. While all the routine and mindless tasks of putting a house and body back to rights with cleaning tools, elbow grease, food, and sleep,  the mind begins to let go of the last project, to close all the doors and polish up all the memories. I find myself in this position now. The year over but for the Christmas season. The semester is over for all but one last exam. My knitting projects are done but for the weaving in of ends and the snapping of pictures.

The fierce joy and euphoria of conquering another test, another challenge, of surviving the trials I made for myself and that crop up as life wills has faded and left a contentment and a want of comfort and calm. In that calm, I begin to dream of new challenges, new tests, new joys.

All of this was a lead in though. Two of the new challenges I hope to take on soon:

Beads and stranded color knitting. (Clicking the pictures will take you to the appropriate websites.)