It has been one of those weeks, Gentle Reader. One in which you realize just how vital small pieces of technology are… This week, the watchOS update bricked my (brand new!!) Apple Watch and my naked wrist is a constant reminder of something not quite right. I miss its gentle reminders to get up when I have been sitting too long and I really miss its inspiration as I walk. Hopefully, Apple has it repaired and back to me soon. Honestly, I know this is a first world problem that seems kind of shallow in light of all that is going on in the world today. But, there you have it… I am having watch withdrawals!
Thinking About – Some words said by Rabbi Diamond this week following the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue: “…some of the things going on…go against our principals as Americans, things that we’ve stood for – for years. All Jews and **many Americans** were immigrants at some point. I’m thinking we shouldn’t be sending soldiers down to the border, we should be going down to the border to welcome these people with open arms. And, perhaps that’s where the wall could be built, a wall of people to stand between the soldiers and these poor refugees and to protect them and welcome them into our country.” These words have filled my heart, my mind, and my meditations this week. May we somehow find our way back to being that welcoming, unified America…and soon.
Grateful For – So many things, but especially the incredibly mild weather we have had over the past couple of days – open windows this time of year are a wonderful treat! And, as I sit this morning sipping my coffee, feeling the gentle breeze float in the open window, listening to the occasional bird chatter – I am overflowing with gratitude at these simple things!
Inspired By – This writing. When I grow up, perhaps my writing will be this wonderful. Thank you, Jane for sharing such an incredibly lovely slice of your day! The words, so full of evocative beauty, have stayed with me since reading them.
Fun, fun, fun! Yesterday, AVFKW debuted their first Look Book and it is full of so many good things, but I am especially enamored with the Ebbetts cardigan! (Anyone working on a “make list” for 2019??)
One additional fun thing…I managed to knit through the first lace chart on my Blaer yesterday. One down, two to go! And, then… short rows! LOL Ahhh… SweMo is providing much more joy than PoMo ever did!
That is all I have for this week! I will see you back here on Monday and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!
I was also struck by Jane’s writing. I look forward to reading every week to ground me in the midst of everything that’s going on. Blaer is looking good!
I hadn’t seen that quote from Rabbi Chuck and really like the sentiment, so that you for sharing it. I think if we all had that sort of attitude toward others, the world would be a much better place.
Jane’s writing is lovely indeed. Ebbetts is very pretty…but I was more struck by the Botanist (not that I am quite ready to attempt that…).
Ebbetts looks like it would be a very versatile cardi. Hope you have a wonderful, relaxed weekend.
Every day I am saddened by the words of those in power (or their lack of voice). The rabbi has more heart and soul than all the people in our government combined. What he said is full of truth.
I love the Botanist’s Cardigan, too!!! Have a great weekend!
Jane’s writing is lovely…and the look-book dos indeed make one’s heart got pitty patter; oh, if only!
I love the Rabbi’s invitation to “create a human WELCOME wall!” Years ago there was “hands across America” – do you remember? That was neat too and I joined in…
Enjoy your weekend!
Definitely thinking about Make Nine 2019!! and a versatile worsted weight cardigan by Elizabeth Doherty would be a great start! (I love my Bodie) Thank you for great reading and calming inspiration this morning.
I just heard a truly great expression: we can’t make America great again by making America hate again. Now how do we get people to buy into that? I’ll be pondering this weekend.
Agreed, a wall of human love and welcome is a wonderful idea.
Jane’s thoughts are soothing, I shall look forward to more of her writing.
And goodness, making nine in 2019 – there’s a thought!
what a bummer about the watch! I get grumpy when technology I use every day goes on the blitz. I also get grumpy when I lose electricity! Your knitting is looking inviting and pretty – cozy knitting days are ahead of us now that the time change is upon us.
Oh Kat, thanks for the shout out. Your knitting looks pretty. I love the TGIF posts. I also like what Carole has to say in her comment. Would that we could get back to everyday kindness.
Maybe if I make a list for 2019 I’ll actually do it-I do have lots of projects “kitted” up so we’ll see . .