Friday, September 17, 2010

spirals and the practical hands of destiny

Fortunate I am to have lots of friends with worn out pants. I lost count of how many are in the rug now. I'll keep going until I can beg no more jeans, or the rug is too heavy to move. The stitching tires my hands, as does the tedious painting and re-making of my kitchen. But bit by bit the spiraling path seems a little less stormy.

The woman in this video is able to say what I think about hands and spinning things much better then me. Listen:


alissa imre geis said...

thank you for sharing the video. I feel the same way.

(it also makes me want to teach knitting to children.)

Anonymous said...

What a profound mediation on handwork. Thank you!
It's more than a bit ironic that I'm typing these comments on a computer made of bits of plastic and metal while watching someone spin yarn with a 30,000 year old device. —Bob K.