Friday, June 17, 2005

Where Did The Week Go?

I guess the holidays at the beginning of the week left fewer days for ordinary weekday activities; it's jarred my inner rhythm.

I've been reading local newspapers and The Atlantic Monthly, and I think it's been bad for my health. Is the world really in such bad shape, about to run out of everything (oil, breathable air, water) and become nuclear wasteland or am I just getting older and more anxious? You don't have to answer that...I've already decided what to do about it, in either case: read more good books, knit more sweaters, water my plants, and stay away from current events, unless there's an election where my vote may count.

Do I hear "stick to your knitting?" "Cultivate your own garden?" Yup.

10 comments:

AmyS said...

Works for me! :o)

The Lioness said...

I stopped watching the news and my life's much better now. Knitting sounds so much better!

The Lioness said...

Oh, and there's always that Turkish bloke, yes. He lives ALONE!

PPB said...

Hmmm maybe I need to learn how to knit

timna said...

I do like knitting.

Savtadotty said...

Here's an idea: all of us go to Turkey and those of us who know how to knit teach the others who don't, including the Turkish bloke. We can all stay at his place, so he won't be lonely, and we won't have a hotel bill. Knitting in Turkey!

AmyS said...

Great idea, savtadotty! Did you see the article about knitting on Times On Line? It tells how school knitting groups have benefitted teens with all kinds of challenges, like ADD and post-traumatic stress. Very interesting article; I'm going to share it with a couple of principals I know. E-mail me if you want a copy.

Udge said...

Not a knitter, but I definitely agree on the importance of not reading the news. Anything that's truly important will get through to you.

Noorster said...

I can't knit but I can kibitz.

Savtadotty said...

To paraphrase an old slogan, "They also serve who only sit and kibitz."