Thursday, March 17, 2011
An unintended absence...
I saw these spring flowers outside my front door when I headed out for a walk today. It is so wonderful to see something so lovely in this world that is in so much pain. Why do things seem worse now than they did when I was young? Is it because we are so overwhelmed by information and we are aware of what is going on or is it really worse than it was? Is it because my children are on the verge of being on their own and I won't be able to protect them any longer? I don't expect answers of course, but is in my nature to ask.
Since the colors on this piece are so muted I am looking forward to something very springy and bright and I have it all picked out.
But first I want to stitch Simply Live in memory of Lisa Roswell. I was very upset by her untimely passing. When we had so much flooding here in Ohio I kept hearing about a woman who had been swept away in the flood, not immediately realizing her connection to the stitching world. She lived only about 50 miles from my home so it just felt so real. There was quite a bit of damage in our area due to the flooding and many roads were closed. I so wish her road had been closed but it was early in the morning and dark and it all happened so fast. It was hard to get around that day, so many roads were closed.