rustling.

(Not cattle. More like leaves, branches, half-thoughts, glimpses of moments past.)

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This is one of my favorite paths to wander along, as those of you who’ve been reading for the summer, even the last year, are well aware.

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The wind in the beech trees, the water pouring over the spillway, even the distinctive vibration from the trucks on the state road I walk to get here; these sounds stir me. I see and hear echoes of words I have felt, said, thought. My memory surprises me. These walks are harder on some days than others, but always strangely restorative.

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Yesterday’s walk (and the walk I took last week, with our houseguest) was different. After an incredibly delicious mushroom-leek quiche (everyone should find friends who will bring breakfast to your house) that I wish I had photographed to share here, we bundled up and headed out the door with Boh and Coltrane. I guess I write all of this to say that it seems important to experience solitary places with other people. It’s not that the reservoir was transformed by the company; more that I noticed new things around me, and at the same time, rustled up a little less. It is nice to turn my regular route into a space filled with chatter, storytelling, community.

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One of the great things about friends who are also early-risers is that you can enjoy an indulgent brunch and take a relaxing walk AND have plenty of time left over for productivity, of both the academic and fiber-y variety.

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In between bouts of reading and writing, I sat down at my wheel and spun up two bobbins of luxurious polwarth from Southern Cross Fibres in the Boogie Wonderland colorway. This was incredible stuff to spin, and the depth of these greys and greens is stunning.  We’ll see if I can get through today’s pile fast enough to start plying this today.

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5 thoughts on “rustling.

  1. I know exactly what you’re saying ~ sharing a place you enjoy with someone else makes the whole experience new and wonderful in a different way you can’t really describe but value for different reasons.

    Your spinning is gorgeous – love the colourway!

  2. It is fun sharing and that place is wonderful! Thanks for the reminding me of the memories I have of it.

    Those singles look so squishy! Looking forward to seeing them plied!

  3. The scenes from your walk are lovely. Do you ever just stare into the depths of that water? The color of it invites the eye. I just wrote about time spent with friends, too. Reading about your time makes me happy, too.

  4. Thanks for sharing with us, too. Solitary spaces are always new with company … I love how your spinning matches your walk.

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