"I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well."
The other day, as I was driving, I had much on my mind. A relationship I had thought to be solid turned out to be permeable.
And I thought to myself, "How much can we really count on anything these days?"
The U.S. economy continues to worsen. We are seeing things we never expected to see in our lifetimes and we quake inside at what might lie ahead.
I remember the day I learned my Mom had a brain tumor. The day I met my future husband. The day I drew up my first design. The day I learned I was to be a grandmother. The day my position with my former employer became untenable and I informed them of my intent to leave. The day my DH was laid off. The day he was laid off again. And a third time. The day I started my blog.
In none of those instances, did I know what was coming. I got up, made my coffee, and thought it was going to be an ordinary day, rather than a pivot point in my life.
So what do we know? Really?
Not much, it appears.
Oprah has a column at the back of her magazine, titled, "What Do I Know for Sure?"
I found myself earlier this week, en route to what had the potential to be a disturbing meeting, pondering the same question.
What do I know for sure?
I know that I am no longer going to ship S7 sock yarn to Canada (Only option for on line shipping is priority and that costs $24.65 - YIKES!) Sorry...
I know that I love my work.
I know that I am not in charge.
I know that most of what I think I know may well be a mirage or a misconception.
When it all comes right down to it, I don't know a lot.
But I do know this:
And I am loved.
And that's not a bad place to start from.
I'll figure out the rest as I go along...
S7 yarn tomorrow, including some lovely lace yarns along with all those sock goodies!