For myself, stitches

I have had a rough week. So all day long in my head I’m admiring – my surroundings, the circumstances of today. Forming thoughts carefully.

The formula is: “How…” or “What a…”:

How nice the air feels here. What a beautiful city to work in. How lucky to work near a place that makes tasty burritos. What an energizing walk to be able to take on my lunch. What a wonderful view from the top of this hill. What good memories I have from that summer. How beautiful the landscape was. What a precious opportunity that was. How very many interesting and excellent things there are to think about.

And so on, and so on. This is what I’m doing today, as if I were knitting to keep my thoughts busy instead of my hands. When I get to the end of my rope, there’s another rope, something new to try, something old to try. And when I get to the end of my knitting, there’s a scarf to keep warm with. And so on, and so on.

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