Life use to be simple. Long before the internet, long before social media, people carried on their day to day lives by doing what they loved, which often was the simple task of taking care of their family, their home and taking time to enjoy the simplicity of life itself. Families took trips to see the country, and even the world, neighbors gathered on front porches to visit, friends gathered to knit or quilt and each Sunday, picnics sprung up after church. These are my memories and I have almost lost what I have cherished most.
Over the last few weeks, and maybe even longer than that, what once was enjoyable has become stressful and quite disheartening. I believe most of you who visit my blog know of what I am referring too. Today I am choosing a path of returning to simplicity. I have decided while I enjoy many aspects of social media, I will be slowing down and will be sharing more of my life adventures on my blog. I want to take all that time spent on social media (often hours of wasted time) and use it for what I love the most, spinning, knitting and art (you can find my post on my art adventures on my second blog, My Wondering Spirit).
So, with that being said, what have I been up to ? I have been spinning and I am truly loving every minute of it. Two days ago I start spinning a lovely hand dyed Falkland by my friend Sherrill of the 1764 Shepherdess in the color “Because of the Acorn”.
“And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered. But most of all, I learned that life is about sitting on benches next to ancient creeks with my hand on her knee and sometimes, on good days, for falling in love.” ―