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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Silly Love Songs

You'd think that people would have had enough of silly love songs.
But I look around me and I see it isn't so.
Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs.
And whats wrong with that?
Id like to know, cause here I go again...

I love you, I love you,
I love you, I love you.
-Paul McCartney

The Hydrangea Stole (which went on sale today - over there on the right - in the sidebar) was a true labor of love.
Now love may take on many forms.

It appears in the giddy faces of young couples, but, more profoundly perhaps, it echoes in the rheumy eyes of grandparents who have grown comfortable, reverent, and deeply thankful in each other's presence.

My Siamese cat Pippin often acts silly. He thinks he is still a kitten (don't we all?) But his true love shines through the way he snuggles down into my lap and bares his neck, when he is deeply content and profoundly at peace. (Don't you think God made a mistake not giving humans the ability to purr?)

Love can lead us to make fools of ourselves. But there is something deeply endearing about any emotion that prompts us to lower our defenses and our boundaries, allowing others to enter into the gap.

When I knit something for someone else, I try very hard to knit mindfully and with clear intention. I pray for the recipient with every stitch, whether that prayer is for a lifetime of happiness together, the long and fruitful life of a new baby, or the healing balm provided by loving hands in times of illness or other trouble.

Please let me know what you are planning for this design. I hope it will spark many journeys of love, all undertaken in the same way...

One stitch, one day, at a time.

Tina Turner once famously asked in song,

"What's love got to do with it?"


Everything. And that's not silly at all.


La Cabeza Grande said...

I'd give almost anything to be as content as a treasured cat. And the Hydrangea stole? A thing of beauty and made with love!

Donna Lee said...

I knit the same way. With mindfulness of the recipient and wishes for happiness and contentment even when I'm knitting for myself. I can use contentment,too! The shawl is so lacy and beautiful. What a beautiful way to welcome someone into the family.

Kim said...

Very very pretty!!