Nov 7, 2009

Fascinating

This is to be quite a busy weekend. I'm teaching a class today and taking one on Sunday. Both require planning for supply needs and packing a large amount of my fiber stash and equipment. Our house has multi-levels and when I'm bouncing all around (jubilantly) organizing for these activities I find myself,  repeatedly either at the top of a staircase or the bottom of one proclaiming, "Wait a minute. What did I come up (down) here for?"
Everybody my age says they do this. It happens more frequently about the same time that one enjoys walking staircases less. So, I was chalking it up to getting older until...

I found myself just sitting at the top of a staircase holding a cocoon that had new life bursting forth. Now, I did not come up here to do this. I'd come up the stairs and into the "silkworm experimentation lab" (extra room), several minutes ago, with a specific purpose: to obtain some notes kept on a bookshelf. But, here I was just sitting on this busy morning, holding a cocoon, and feeling fascinated.

Apparently I've had yet another digression from the tasks at hand. But, this time it's not so much a sign of aging as it is evidence that a childlike nature continues to thrive somewhere inside this middle-aged moth lady who can't remember why she came up the stairs.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! I almost mistook this little guy for one of your creations! Great shots! Maggle (Ravelry)

Smart Ass Sara said...

And he's probably staring at you thinking, "I wonder why this chick is just staring at me. Kind of freaking me out. Hope she puts me down soon" :) LOL!

filz-t-raum.ch said...

i found you on ravelry, you have a wonderful blog!!!
sorry, my english is not good....my language is german!
bye,
filz-t-raum.ch

Flossiekat said...

OMG, I would LOVE to try raising these guys!!! They are beautiful!!! How fun!

NDTM said...

Wow. I did not expect this when I found your blog. This is awesome. And you blog is great.