Sometimes From a Distance. . .
I recently told my readers that I would post the fisherman’s hat which I knit with thick and burly yarn. Aging plays havoc with arthritic fingers and new ways have to be found to do the things I once found great pleasure in doing.
Or told myself that I was contributing to mankind’s evolution by holding conference with the sages long forgetting what contemporary earth life was like. I knitted in various colors shapes of sweaters and mittens and socks, waiting for loves to come home from whatever dreams they were dreaming.
An aged one was asked how she became so wise when her life could not afford formal education. She simply said, I knit. And they who know don’t speak and they who speak, don’t know. It has always been thus.
Once one sat hunched with crooked fingers and heavy thread boiled in herbal waters, subtle as the earth was, and knit the garments that did not pretend other than keeping out the cold. Her thoughts were in conference with the sages and questioned what plagued her mind.
And I sit here now questing still because the hunched back of one sat and with gnarled hands knitted into my mind those questions centuries before me. And I am grateful. The quarter inch progress in evolution has my progeny accessing what I could not.
Because I know. . .
I see worlds in motion, taking a portion
of each one’s talent for their own survival.
This is what I do with my hands,
this motion of knitting yarns to form a piece
of world to fit the mind of an elusive soul.
See here, I, content in what I do, I free a soul to do
the Great God’s bidding
in keeping only one world in motion.
See again. . . I give of my Self in this time,
to free an Other to build what may be
the perfect Universe or many.
So content, this that is mine to see, a great plan,
a strategy, unheard of. It may not be for centuries
that my knitting fingers will alert the senses
of a soul to keep in motion, a Life, a Being, an Idea.
Sit here with me. . . and show my hands what to do
and they will do. . .The task, so simple will gather
other talents and make for itself
the grand design, futures down the line.
A bidding the nature of what
has never been seen before.
I know it and because I know,
you will know it also.
(Modeling the fisherman hat is Mela , our
newest addition to our family.)