Tuesday, January 14, 2014
It Feels so Good!
We're all getting older. It's a fact. There's nothing we can do to avoid the inevitable. Look at those of us in the group called "The Baby Boomers". The oldest of us in the group are almost 70. I particularly have reason to be concerned about brain "band width" because I have MS. Aside from exercise and diet (I eat close to 100 lbs. of wild blueberries per year) one of the things we can do is challenge ourselves by learning new skills. A few years ago I decided to take up knitting. I like the finished product - I admire beautiful garments that have been hand knit. I love the colors of the yarn and the comfort of the soft fiber sliding through my hands. It's been alternately fun and frustrating. At times, I've been so upset with a project that my husband's asked me why I continue to pursue an activity that makes me so angry. I guess I look at my knitting the same way I look at any accomplishment I admire. Art, architecture, music, cooking, even successful marriages and parenting take dedication, devotion and skill. And when you can step back and admire the results, I swear, it's better than any medication ever prescribed.