Sunday, November 22, 2015
Another old girl with a lot on her mind.
Something I didn't post when written: This is my treadle that I love so much. I love, love,love her sound. It took me awhile to get in the groove but I did. It's not as simple as stepping on a foot peddle and the stitches follow. No. You have to time the stepping of the treadle with the turning of the wheel so as not to have the machine go backward and break the thread I still need more practice. But i love it. Today - like many people - I'm sitting with the attacks in Paris. Trying to wrap my mind around it but I just can't. I know there are people who don't like the French, who say they treat American tourists poorly but really? how do we treat tourists? Or international students? Or anyone who looks different than we do? My brain can't handle this all. On Facebook there is a quilting group that is having major drama. really? quilting? When there are moms and dads, spouses, sisters, brothers across the ocean who have lost an innocent family member for what? For what? I know that we are told to look at the big picture. But how is that working for us? When we stop looking at the world at a family level, it is easier to point out the good guys and the bad guys. It makes it easier to hurt when the other people are unknown to us. I am tired. So tired. I'm afraid of this world. Looking at the big picture makes it easier to hate. And I don't want to hate. All I know is that fellow humans have been hurt and are hurting because of the hate of other humans. I'm afraid of the hate from unknown people, I am afraid of the hate of people I know.