Saturday, June 20, 2009

Legacy

It occurred to me last night that maybe all this knitting and spinning is deeply rooted in a desire to leave something behind that is really tangible. Having no kids, I don't have a true legacy. And sorry, but selling Data Networks and Telecommunications does not offer a legacy leaving proposition.

Making things with my hands. Things I can touch, things that are real. Making things that will potentially outlive me.

4 comments:

Samantha said...

That's deep. I like to think that the energy we use to create remains within our finished objects.

Katie M. said...

I think you've hit on one aspect of why making things that one cares about, whatever they might be, can be so fulfilling. Creation, production, fabrication: all feel good.

Beth Hahn said...

I like this thought, Miss Knithound B.

barefootrooster said...

a beautiful thought -- i love the idea of a tangible, handmade, heartfelt kind of legacy.