Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Tale of the Tortoise and the Hare

Once upon a time, there was a Tortoise.  She was a slow moving creature.  She was meticulous and careful and a little unsure of the world.  She traveled through life in a plodding, cautious way.  She would eventually get where she was going, but it would take a while.  She was beautiful, but in a quiet, almost unnoticeable way.  One had to watch quite carefully to see the true beauty of the Tortoise.  One could try to guess where she would end up, but even the Tortoise wasn't sure where that would be.

While the Tortoise was going her own, safe and slow way, she met a Hare.  The Hare knew just where she was going, how she was going to get there, how long it would take her.  She didn't let obstacles stand in her way.  She was bright and fluffy and eager to please.  Her next move was always a surprise, even to her, but she didn't care.  She knew she was headed in the right direction, and when she reached her destination, she would be right where she wanted to be.

Both the Tortoise and the Hare are in a room together, side by side.  They can see each other, almost touch each other.  But they are only similar in geography.  Their methods are so radically different from each other that I need to pause, get up and move around the house before changing chairs to work on one or the other.
  Fast or slow, I hope you have a wonderful week of weaving!


LA said...

You're working on another shag rug! I love all those colors...and one day maybe I'll weave one, too!

Maggie said...

I was thinking about you while I wove it, about how I need to make a tutorial, but I can't figure out how to film myself while I'm weaving!

Tom said...

Yes! A tutorial would be fab!

Tina (on Tom's computer)

Bonnie said...

Ok. When I start reading the blog, I try to guess who was doing the writing. I guessed you for this one right away. Wonderful reading it. A beautiful rug.