Wednesday, June 13, 2012

wordy wednesday

I haven't been happy with the blog.  My photo images seem uninspired, dull.  Is it the camera?  I think not!  Maybe it's time to change the format, change the direction to reflect the work that I am doing - the work that I haven't shared.


There hasn't been much story telling going on either.  The stories are tight and marginalized these days.  My BFF is moving far away.  My family home has been sold to strangers.  My wonderful dog is still lame and I am struggling with joint pain of my own.  The gardens do not beckon, the workplace an abomination.  But there is light at the end of this darkened tunnel ... in less than one month I will begin my annual summer reprieve.

 How can I complain?  Yesterday I saw a young man eating from a dumpster behind a popular fast food restaurant.  I wanted to offer him some money, but his desperate eye and body movements frightened me away.  Scott brought sushi home for dinner.  The dichotomy of my world both enlightens and dismays. 

Ruth McDowell's Fabric Journey' has been on my nightstand.  She is terrifyingly brilliant.  It's exhausting to follow her process, but true inspiration to view her completed works.  Have you ever seen her flamingos?   


Joint Pain said...

I'm very sorry to hear it from you. I know how painful it was having joint pain. Hope you are fine right now and for the rest of the days to come. God Bless.

Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

Jody, I know how tough it is to stay the course, remain upbeat, feel the need to tell stories, and to entertain.

Sometimes you just need to tell it like it is and wait for life to come 'round.

I'm so happy that you have summer coming up. I hope it is filled with lots of rest, relaxation, fabric, tea, cake, and flowers!

Anonymous said...

Open Ruth's book and take it all in. I was fortunate to be able to take her 4 day class- which resulted in the best quilt I ever created.....seize the book and enjoy the journey
Joanne G