What can be more beautiful than the after-storm serenity? This tranquillity is like knitting to me ...
with the only difference that knitting is a very warm coolness ... :-)
Here, I included my previous winter-'knitted' newsletters as a "tribute" to the snowiest month by the lake of swans - Ontario.
"Without the stress of cold in a temperate climate, without the cycle of the seasons experienced not as a gentle
swell up and down but as an extreme lurch, bang!
From one quadrant of the year to the next,
a compensatory pleasure would
vanish from the world."
Winter by Adam Gopnik
Click on the image to go to February 2012 Newsletter
"There is a lovely term in botany – vernalization – referring to seeds that can only thrive in spring if they have been through the severity of winter. Well, many aspects
of our life have become, in the past several
hundred years, “vernalized.”
Click on the image to go to February 2011 Newsletter
"If we didn’t remember winter in spring, it wouldn’t be as lovely; if we didn’t think of spring in winter, or search winter to find some new emotion of its own to make up for the absent ones,
half of the keyboard of life would be missing.
We would be playing life with no flats or
sharps, on a piano with no black keys."
Knit a dream....