After what happened this past week I find myself having a hard time just launching into yarn and color without some acknowledgement of the violent and senseless loss of lives. I think most of us are still reeling in the aftermath of the horrific violent act that took the lives of all of those innocent souls in Orlando.
I can’t even imagine how all of the families and loved ones are coping with such a tragic loss.
My heart aches for them.
I have been listening to how we all feel and what we all have to say and also thinking a whole lot about where we are right now in our country, how we have gotten here, and how we can go about some sort of healing. I keep reading and hearing about tolerance. How we need to be tolerant of all our differences and how that tolerance would make everything better.
And while, of course, I agree wholeheartedly with the premise. I wonder if we might be using the wrong word. I’m not sure we should be just tolerating the many faceted aspects of life that makes us all our very own distinctly stunning snowflake. I wonder… what it would look like if we accepted and celebrated those differences instead of just tolerating them? If we truly understood at our core that in order for there to be any sort of narrative there has to be various perspectives and view points. All the colors!
After all isn’t that what life is about? Isn’t that one of the ideals this country was built upon? Isn’t it how we grow and learn?
I don’t know about you but I can not imagine a world that has no variation, for it would be a truly colorless, lifeless world.
Diversity is what makes this world go round.
One of the ways I work through the ups and downs of life is through color.
So that is most definitely what I have done this week. It is a small thing but there needs to be some light so we are putting up a few these colorways in honor of life, of June being Pride month, and this weekend here in Portland, the LGBTQ community, diversity as a whole and love… just love.
Love is… often the answer.
Love is… most definitely hope.
Love is… the remedy for hate and fear.
Thank you to Lin-Manual Miranda for so very much but most especially for your heart-breaking-wide-open sonnet at the Tony’s Sunday night.
Santa Rosa Plum
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Farmer’s Market KAL
I will post pictures of color trios here and to instagram so look out for those. Some of the color trios you have selected are really wonderful!!! I can’t wait to see them knit up!
Please do let me know if you need color scheming assistance.
Thank you for being a part of the Blue Moon Rainbow!