Friday, June 25, 2010

Quietly soothing


I find wire wrapping quietly soothing. Each wrap, tight against the next, three times, three layers of wrapping. Quietly thinking about what the pieces might become. It's a little like meditation. I can empty my mind just by focussing on my hands. It is soothing.

I woke up to the pleasure of an email from my son. His package arrived! Only 12 days. There was a photo of a ring he is having made for his girl friend, an engagement ring. I am smiling.

There are few words in this email about what is happening in his life. Just facts really. Two more soldiers gone this week. One a medic like my son, caught in small arms fire on the FOB, a 'safe' place. Eight gone in five weeks. It's getting hard to stay positive. I don't listen to the news anymore. It all seems so impersonal. I go back to wire wrapping.



I'll be on a bit of break from my blog over the next week. I'm leaving for Portland in the middle of the week to visit with one of my dearest friends. The timing couldn't be better. Except that I have my monthly market 3 days after I come back. Lots to do before leaving. So I'll be a busy girl all week. That's good, keeps me from thinking too much about things I can not change.

Have a lovely week end and a great week. 

17 comments:

Silver Parrot said...

Wire-wrapping can be very Zen ;-) I love, love, love that bracelet. It's so cute!

Marie Cramp said...

I feel the same way about wire wrapping, I find it very relaxing and soothing. I feel for you, I pray that your son will make it home with a smile on his face and a ring in his pocket.
Hugs
Have a nice mini holiday!
Marie

prairiegirl said...

She who waits also serves.

sharon said...

Wrap....travel...., do whatever works. God will be with you, and I will continue to pray.
Hugs.

stregata said...

Glad you had some positive news - not just facts. My heart aches for you, LeAnn.
Good idea to visit dear friends. Wishing you a wonderful break.
You and your son are in my prayers.

Barbara Lewis said...

Beautiful! Love the double bead caps. I think about your son often because being a medic means he's where the action is. Being able to care for the wounded the way he is ... it's a special calling.

Judy said...

I am so glad you heard from your son....and an engagement how exciting!
Have a wonderful trip with your girlfriend. I absolutely LOVE the bracelet...double bead caps how fun~!

Marsha Neal Studio said...

Thinking about you each and every day as I look at my dear little ones... Remembering to cherish every smile, interaction, every moment and hold it inside for as long as it will keep...

Hoping for a safe return for your son and excited about that ring and the potential it holds for your family's future... How wonderful!!!

Lots of love,
~Marsha

Lilla Jizo said...

Hi LeAnn, I am in a silent retreat for a week starting today. Today I also celebrated Kanzeon (Kuan Yin) Day, the day of the bodhisattva of compassion. I stop by here every now and then, and I am thinking of you and your son.

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I love the bead caps! Glad you heard from your son, and the news of an engagement is great! Have fun on your trip, it will help keep your mind occupied. Your son is in my prayers.

Lisa

蔣筱芸 said...

人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德.................................................................

Pearl and Pebble said...

Have a wonderful wonderful visit LeAnn. I really love this bracelet and the simple elegance of these caps. Really terrific and they work especially well on this bead shape. Be well. You and your son are in my thoughts and prayers:)

The Joy of Nesting said...

Have a wonderful restful time, recharge and remain positive!! We are here little sister you are never alone!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

原秋原秋 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。....................................................................

missficklemedia.com said...

Tight squeezes around the mama's troubled heart.
He Will Come Back Safe.

Cindy said...

I hope you are having a wonderful week away with your friend...and to escape for a little while. I know you have a heavy heart...and how I feel for you! Sending you a hug!
Cindy

智超智超 said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................