Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Sole Sisters

the sole sisters:

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Mountains

You will face mountains so steep, deserts so long, and valleys so deep. Sometimes the journey’s gentle, sometimes the cold winds blow. But I want you to remember, I want you to know you will never walk alone. . . .

A friend of mine posted this on her wall today. It's not the best of quotes for this post but it got me thinking again about something that came to me on our trip to Himachal Pradesh. The mountains are a place of great learning. Many great thinkers and writers were climbers. It does something to you. Teaches you things that you wouldn't learn in city. I haven't been in a desert but I'm sure there's much to learn there too, but the mountains!
Sometimes I would look out of the bus window and just tear up. I can't explain why. I would just be overwhelmed with some kind of emotion... I can't put a finger on it. It's just too big!

This was my first time in the mountains and the landscape in Jispa kept giving me a very Old Testament feeling, like Moses would come down from there any minute. And to think the Israelites had to deal with the desert and the mountains. No wonder those Psalms are what they are. It makes you feel things that you don't feel when you look at a tall building or a bustling street. 
And living there is so different. So much you can't control especially the weather. So life and expectations are so different. Here we think we are entitled to great service, or speedy work just because we have the money and power to claim it. But in the mountains if the weather is bad there's really nothing you can do. It humbles you. How can you think highly of yourself when you are surrounded by these giants? Sure you climb them, but you always respect them or you'd be sorry.
And you depend on people. You have to value them or you won't survive. That was the beauty of the hills and the mountains. The people. 

I must go back to the mountains. There is much to learn there. 

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Brought back some wool :)

I've just got back from a long trip in Himachal Pradesh and one of the things that HP is famous for are their shawls and woolen products. So I brought back some.

That's the lot!

This is really used for weaving and is very thin. I'm thinking I can use it to stitch on my quilt tops... or quilt through... don't know, will have to see what I can do with it.

 The above two I think will be scarves or caps.