Saturday, November 06, 2004

I'm finally coming back after the elections. I really didn't want to post before, during or after the elections because I was frankly scared about being too emotional on-line about the whole thing. I am truly disappointed, but not surprised abou the results--both nationally and locally. Bottom line, for me, is that obviously the majority of people in this country are not yet in enough pain to face the fear and pain involved in change. Unfortunately, I really think that they pain level is going to rise exponentially in the next 4 years. I just hope we all survive.

The good news was watching my daughter's excitement as she voted for the first time. I know several first-time voters, actually, and they were all really thrilled and a bit overwhelmed at the responsibility. And, even better news, several of their friends who couldn't vote yet were jealous. I hope this bodes well for us as we look to a new generation that may take their responsibilities as citizens more seriously that some generations have in the past. I just hope they don't get too jaded too quickly.

Monday, November 01, 2004

I've been doing a lot of knitting lately, making scarves for an upcoming craft fair. Not too long ago I was working on a new pattern--just developing it really--not sure where it was going or what it would look like, but letting it just come from my fingers. I asked my daughter what she thought of the new scarf, and she replied, "I don't know. I need to wait and see what it looks like when it's done. Right now I can't tell if it's supposed to look that way or if you just made a mistake." What an interesting perspective. Often in the pattern that God knits of our lives, we can't see the pattern yet either. Often it feels like a mistake. But as a designer, I know that there are never mistakes in a design, just new directions to go and new opportunities to take.