Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Ignorance Is Not Exactly Blissful

I've mailed off all my Craftster swaps so I can go back to focusing on finishing all my works in progress as soon as I can knit painlessly again. Even though I have some lovely Plymouth Royal Cashmere I'm just itchin' to do something with, I promised myself that I wouldn't cast anything else on until I completed at least one of the other projects.

I hope I don't have the beginnings of carpal tunnel syndrome. I started considering this possibility when it suddenly occured to me earlier that for the most part I do spend my days typing and well, gee...people that type all day do tend to get CTS. I did some googling, of course, and my symptoms are seeming pretty freakin' classic. Then I got scared and stopped reading and decided I'll instead just really really hope it's just my old broken bone and when the weather dries up I'll go back to normal.

And on a somewhat related note...

I like quotations and I have a collection that I keep and add to when I find one that strikes my fancy.

I read this one yesterday:
It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations. --Kahlil Gibran


In my 35 years, I've been in love three times. (I wonder if that's a lot? Or not enough?) And it has always been exactly like that for me--a connection I felt instantly and intensely that didn't evaporate at all when I learned who that person truly was. I haven't seen the first two in many years, and I wonder quite a lot if they're well and happy and whether or not I impacted them the way they've impacted me. I prefer to believe I have, rather than hunt them down and ask them and perhaps find out otherwise. Sometimes the not knowing is so much safer.

1 Comments:

At 9:18 PM, Blogger Leah said...

That quote is beautiful! We considered a few of his verses for readings at our wedding but ultimately went with Rainer Maria Rilke & Walt Whitman.

In cases of old loves, not knowing is always a better idea in my world. I really like to imagine people from my past as being and happy with their lives as I am. I know from experience of finding out that is not always the case.

I hope you get sunshine & knitty hands soon!

 

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