I've spent the past few weeks handling all the things that need handling when someone you love passes away. The big things, like the funeral, are hard because it is all so raw, but, they are also easy because wonderful and caring professionals who deal with this all the time are on hand to help. It's all the little things that have to be done. It's the dozens and dozens of tiny tasks, each tugging at that tender place of grief. It is part of the healing process, though. Each little thing that you do, for that person who is gone, is an opportunity to remember them, and serve them. It is an opportunity to make sure that all that they did and all that they were is honored and handled as they would have wanted. But is no fun.
In thinking about this process, it reminds me of the weaving in of ends in my knitting. It's a task no one much likes, but it is important. The humble act of securing each end honors and brings dignity to those many hours spent creating. This seemingly insignificant task is actually what ensures the integrity of your fabric and the longevity of your work for years to come.
I think it is so interesting that in both life and knitting, it is often these small efforts that appear unimportant, that mean the most in the long run.
I look forward to seeing you in the shop and around the table. You are always welcome here. ~Ellen