That change thing again…
I like the kind of change you get when you pay for something. You hand over paper money of some kind and usually the cashier gives you change. Sometimes it’s more paper and a wee bit of coin and other times it’s just coin. Coins are good, they make a nice sound in your pocket. Fair trade.
I like the changing of the seasons. The subtle movement form warm to cold or the other way around, which you can pretty much count on coming your way at the same time of year give or take a week or two. Although… spring never comes early enough and summer leaves way too soon here in the Pacific Northwest. Still for the most part a good consistent arrangement.
In all honesty, the times I like change best, is when it’s my idea.
I like change least of all when it not only is not my idea but it also involves people I love and care about leaving my direct vicinity. I know it happens and is kind of what life is all about. We are an ever evolving, growing, moving kind of organism. I change, you change, we all change.
Change. Change. Change. (Chanted to the tune of Chain of Fools. It works!) Change of fools…
What all of these deep change thoughts are leading up to is that today, Tuesday September 3, is the very last day that my (Yes she’s mine. So if any of you weirdos mess with her on her travels you’ll have me to answer to) Rosie will be working with us.
Quite honestly I’ve been waiting for this day, because do not think for one moment that I was under the impression that this stunningly creative, fun soul would stick around a small yarn company in the back woods of Oregon forever. The world at large should experience Rosanna Donna Richmond and in turn she should see and experience all the wonders it holds. As much as we’re all going to miss her and we seriously are, we are very excited for Rosie.
You have brightened many a day for all of us with your bottomless optimism and ability to see each moment as an opportunity, grabbed with both hands wide open and jumped into with a heart that is the same. Honestly, there were days the past two years where my own happy place was a bit hard to locate. I’d step into the barn where you were radiating yours and boom! Instant sunshine.
You’re the best yarn bundler ever. Bar none. I defy anyone planet wide to top your wicked yarn bundling skills. Both you and I know it is not a skill that is as easy as it looks. Actually I think the yarn is going to miss you, too. When I was in the barn last night I thought I heard some woolly sniffles and they weren’t mine.
I have had so much fun with our photo shoots and “what can we do with yarn?” sessions. My only regret is that we didn’t act on some of those really wonderfully wacky ideas we had. I have them in a little book, just in case. They’re pretty good!
If you ever need a portfolio, I’m your girl!
I’m so excited and wish so much for you Rosie and I can’t wait to hear your take on the world as you waltz through it.
There a just a few things I think are important and want to share.
We are all here for you always no matter what. Unconditional!
Strangers are just friends we have not met yet. That said, friends never ask you to do things that would harm you or others. Ever!
The look both way rule that your dad taught you as a little girl? I can’t tell you how much of life that one works for. Look both ways Rosie, look up and down, in and out and just everywhere. Don’t miss a thing! You are a smart, strong, funny, creative, stunning young woman. Don’t ever forget it!
I love you and am so very proud of you and will miss you more than I have words to convey.
ps. I promise not to cry until you leave today.