In times of great sorrow, we turn to many things in life to deal with that sorrow. This weekend I dealt with the loss of two friends, one very close, the other was the husband of a close friend. I am about at my breaking point this year. There has been so much loss. Loss of lifestyle, loss of relationships and loss of friends. Monday dawned with a new kind of horror. I will not make any political commentary. That’s not what this blog is about. What I will say is that through this weekend, and now through this week, I plan to stitch my way through my sorrow. This weekend I found great comfort in sewing. I made things both for myself and for others. All of the items are useful, but with a touch of whimsy, trying to bring some light into the darkness. With each stitch, I found myself sewing my heart back together, one tiny stitch at a time.
We will all get through this. Be kind to each other. Be kind to people you don’t know. Take a deep breath. Sew a little. If you don’t know how, go learn – it’s a useful skill to have. Keeping your hands busy through all of this can help calm your mind and sooth your soul. I don’t have any other answers, believe me I wish I did. In the mean time I will just keep sewing.