Tuesday, August 27, 2019
August Journal of Wonder
I wonder what Mom intended to make from these purple squares? Was she inspired by the poem "When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple?" I'm sure it would make her happy to know, I squared some of them up, cut them into smaller squares and added a piece of embroidery to create a small piece. I have just begun the hand quilting. Needle, thread, and thimble cast a spell across time.
I wonder why I only make a list for summer reading. Why not make a list for other seasons? Would I enjoy my summer reading list less if it were followed by an autumn list?
I wonder if I can knit my stash sock yarn skeins (specifically for socks) down to zero? I am currently knitting a pair and have three other skeins in stash. Certainly, I can do this but only if it is fun.
Where does the knot in my right shoulder come from?
I wonder why Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote so many sonnets. I would like to read more about her life and work.
I wonder what to do with the rest of the tomato crop? How did our great grandmothers do all the cooking, canning, and preserving in hot kitchens as well as prepare meals? What was it like to try and feed a large farm family from a garden?
How did we arrive at the last Tuesday in August? I wonder if I should quit complaining about summer heat and accept the invitation of W.B. Yeats in the opening of his poem, "Those Images."
What if I bade you leave
the cavern of the mind?
There's better exercise
in the sunlight and wind."
Cavern implies a shelter with an opening - a way out and a way to return. What would happen if I left the cavern of my mind more often?
Linking here with Juliann for reflections about wonder, my word of 2019.