Take a gander at this! While many take a look at my hobby and fiber passion as frivolous or weird, I know I am part of the time continuum which this article says goes back at least 30,000 years. Taking natural materials and turning them into useful and beautiful garments and accessories is a purpose unto itself. It clothes and it protects. It beautifies and decorates the mundane. It differentiates us from others and it provides us with pleasure in the process of creating.
On a day when the we are steeped in sad memories from our historic losses of 8 years ago today, the act of creating beauty and new memories does not diminish our losses but enhances them and allows us to go on.
Providing beauty from nature allows us to take that deep breath and remember.
(My first lavender buds from a new planting this year.)