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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

appolonian vs. dionsysian

The urge to create versus the urge to destroy; how interesting is that! These days all I really feel like doing is making and designing things (knit, crochet, beading) and yet there are things I must do that go so completely against this. Helping my mother by cleaning up her companion's home has taught me a lot about destruction. He was a pack rat worthy of being on the 'Hoarders' show. My husband and I spent his vacation clearing out the attic and basement of the house he left to my mother. Now, remember, that this is a one bedroom home. We filled dumpster and dumpster with remnants of lawn chairs, broken furniture, pieces of wood, old mismatched tile, and more bags of clothing all dirty and torn than you can imagine. The final total for this cleanup was 26,000 pounds. 13 tons. Just imagine that for a minute if you can. Next on the list is the main floor and the yard with all its overfull sheds. I am in serious avoidance mode over that right now. And, if I wait long enough there will be too much snow to even worry about the yard for awhile.
But for the moment, I will go with Apollo and do a little designing and needlework. I am pushing myself a little as I am working on a design that will result in 3 patterns: one crochet, one knit, and one tunisian crochet. Just a little challenge to keep my brain cells firing. Though goodness knows, I'm not using them for much else these days....
Go with Apollo!

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