Even in my teen years I had lots of questions about life and how people live.
I read Freud and Jung when I was sixteen, because it was fun.
Not in mind to become a psychologist.
My (later) years in psychology taught me that “being” and “doing”
need to be in balance.
Summer is definitely my “being” time, that focuses on art.
When leaves in Fall begin their dance, it’s a time of doing.
Modified for Mandarin Orange
sprayed strokes -balance – posterize
Am not one who falls for every charity or cause. Not at all. When the following took place though,
I felt I had to do “something.”
My adventurous son had gone to China 7 years ago to teach English
in a Northern city (12 hrs. W. from Beijing). When winter came,
little glimpses told me it had to be very cold,
like “they’re doing internet cheap here.”
When I asked what that meant, he explained that you just leave the windows
open, also when it’s storming, raining, in weather of 15 deg. F.
Then there came that email, “I met a 7-year old orphan without legs
at the bus stop. I gave him the potato wrap I was eating.
At home, I haven’t cried so hard in a long time.”
The question came to me was what people living in the streets need in winter?
My response was to knit my son and the orphan a hat.
My contribution as well as to show
that when you care about something, eventually a solution will come
Every year, except for two, knitting hats for the needy has been my Fall project.
Every time I wait for something, hubby drives, or watch TV, I pick up where I left off.
Happy my stack or stash is growing quickly
End of this month I’ll send it to a friend in a Northern state (I trust)
to give it to people who live on the streets.
Am very far from a Mother Teresa.
Still have a decadent life style compared to the rest of the world
one who bemoans that now I only have these roses once in a while
on my table instead of every week.
Just so you know, am not miss goodie-two-shoes.
Thanks to All the hosts!