Monday, September 20, 2010:
First of all I hope no one calls in the "white coats" to come and take me away - ha ha.
After having lunch today with a friend, our conversation got me to thinking. How many people do not live in the "now". We remember yesterday, the past, we plan for the future, tomorrow, next week, next event, plan our day, etc. The "nothing" is taking us away from the "now" - the electronic gadgets growing more popular every day, more people and businesses becoming totally dependent on them. Text messaging, email, google, internet, cell phones, DVRs, and on and on I could go. Without them there would be the "nothing" but the "now". I'm not complaining about the advances in technology - I love my washer and dryer, gas heat, freezer, and my cell phone and internet, and even fast food, etc. Even online banking and bill pay - how long has it been since we actually hand wrote a personal letter and licked a stamp. Hallmark can not say it better.
I believe that is why rug hooking is so special to us rug hookers. It brings us to the "now". We stop and enjoy our moments as they happen. Each loop of fabric is a happening, an accomplishment in the now. At least that what it seems to be for me. When I go camping, sitting on the porch in the early morning, the sunrise, the calm water, just the "now" - I treasure all those moments.
Just wanted to share some of my thoughts./Deb