Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton
Friday, March 11, 2011
What Dreams May Come
Pants was sleeping beside me on the sofa the other day as I watched TV and caught up on some knitting. I began to hear intermittent thumping sounds that gradually got louder. Turning in the direction of the sound, I discovered that Pants was thumping his tail in his sleep and his tail was all bushed up to about twice its normal size. He often gets a bushy tail when something frightens him, when he's engaged in some really serious play, or when arguing with one of the other cats. He was obviously dreaming about something. I wonder was happening in the dream that made his tail bush up. He's such a sweetie. I hope it wasn't a nightmare.
I enjoy art and like to look for it in the natural world. My craft interests include handspinning and most of the fiber arts, especially knitting, weaving, and working with paper. Other important things are my family and friends, my pets, nature, literature, poetry, music, history, birding, star gazing, museums...and the list goes on. In other times and places, I've been an archaeologist, taught anthropology, and worked in a living history museum, so I find all sorts of things to hold my interest and keep me entertained. I hope to share some of these things with you.