A Handmade Life

“That's the thing with handmade items. They still have the person's mark on them, and when you hold them, you feel less alone.”
Aimee Bender, The Color Master: Stories

I haven't been sewing much lately. Mostly I have been sucked into the vortex of political news. However, luckily for me I have some little people in my life (my dear friend's daughters) with whom I have a play-date once a week. We play with bubbles and with playdough. We cut and glue paper and fabrics and pretend to work on old, defunct laptops. We sing and laugh and play. Their joy in life, their complete absorption in the activity of the moment, and their unending exuberance both soothe my soul and inspire me. 

I am on a very different journey now than I was a couple of years ago, or maybe it's the same journey that's taken a very sharp turn? I've sunk my roots more deeply into my home and family. I'm keeping the faith that there's a greater purpose behind all the currently crazy divisiveness in our world. I've started the formation process to become a spiritual director. I am focused each day on becoming the best version of myself and ultimately I hope to inspire others to do the same.