I head off to my journey driving from Chicago to my new home in central Florida. I am staying with one of our knitting buddies in Atlanta, Lou (AKA olddancer on Ravely) and I am really looking forward to that. The wine is in the car and so is my knitting stuff. It's funny. With all the items that I handled, and I handled all of them, it brought back so many memories. It's amazing how we have "snapshot" moments in our lives that come flooding back to us as one touches an item, or smells a scent. I also found things that I lost many years ago and eventually bought new. I should have cleaned better!
As I was sorting things to stuff into the car it became evident that there are two things that are most important in my life other than my son...knitting and computers. I found myself placing all the electronics in with care for obvious reasons. I cushioned everything with clothing and blankets and pillows. When it came to the non-breakable things like knitting wool and supplies, I found myself handling them with so much care. I actually started to smile when I realized that of all the other stuff I have, these two types of things got the most loving care. Everything else that went into the car just got tossed in. It rather looks like the Clampetts when they moved to Beverly Hills. Thankfully, I don't have a rocking chair on top of the car.
So many of you have wished me well when my divorce was first announced. The comments on here and then the dozens of emails made me feel so loved and cared for. From Istanbul to Australia to the UK, and all around the US, came comforting comments, stories with lots of heart, and great suggestions for stops along the way. I feel very isolated in this whole process, so having all your "voices" be heard has made a real difference in how I have coped.
I will be in Brooks, KY Saturday night at a hotel, so if any knitters are in that area, send me an email and we can get together.
Unlike the literary reference to Macbeth, my tomorrows will not march me off to my own demise, but I like to think that my life will be filled with continued promise and contentment.
Thanks again, my knitting family.