Reflections on a Vocational Happenstance
"Ideas are like rabbits.
The most pleasing rabbit hole I know is Ravelry. If you like knitting or crocheting, this is the website for you. But watch out. Time moves differently there.
For example, yesterday I was thinking about Spring. And babies, and renewal. So I set the pattern browser to find knitting patterns featuring rabbits, just for fun. 25 pages of patterns came up and naturally I had to look at them all. Then I changed the search term to 'bunny' and found an additional 14 pages' worth. Clearly bunny rabbits are a popular motif.
I don't know whether or when I will knit any of these items, but on a morning filled with fear and tension, distraction was my friend. I didn't fall down that rabbit hole; I leapt with enthusiasm.
William James wrote, "A thing is important if anyone thinks it is important", an idea that seems relevant this week, though I'm having trouble articulating the reasons why. My mind is swirling like this a lot lately, which I think makes me particularly susceptible to the charms of rabbit holes.
But let's set aside all this introspection, reflection, and speculation in favor of looking at what I found yesterday, whilst browsing for bunnies.
(And please keep in mind that I welcome special orders!)