How has your week been? Mine was a descent into chaos. The skunk that has taken up residence under my house disappeared for a couple of days, and I thought it may have moved on. But then it returned and sprayed near the garage, much to my chagrin.
I’m trying to not deal with this situation using war mentality — me versus skunk, winners and losers. Can the skunk and I co-exist peacefully? Is that possible? What compromises will we both have to make, and how can I convey that to the skunk?
As a society, I think it’s time for us to find alternatives to the “us versus them” way of thinking. My resident skunk has given me an opportunity to explore this idea and think about how we can live peacefully with each other and with nature.
In the meantime, technology has flared up, and there’s a vertical line in the middle of my brand new monitor that’s making me a little crazy. It’s difficult to work around it and impossible to not see it. In addition, the application I use to compose and send these messages isn’t working, and WordPress is doing something weird with my margins. So annoying, and it all requires a lot of time and attention.
I’m back to weaving, and I think I’ve finally found a successful way to use complementary colors in a scarf. For this one I’m using complementary pinks and greens alternately in the weft with a blue-green warp that goes with both colors. Nothing turned to mud, because the pinks and greens never overlap.
I also finished this camel and cream scarf that I think is pretty. The colors are subtle and elegant.
And the sage green with rusts and burgundy scarf is done — also beautiful.
I’d like to have a peaceful week, but it doesn’t seem to be in the cards right now. Not just for me, but for many in the world. These are turbulent times.
How do you deal with chaos in your life? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.
With love and appreciation,