Thursday, September 23, 2004

About that Stash

To heck with New Years Resolutions. September is really the start of a new year -- just ask a student, or the parents of one. And with that start, comes the urge to turn over a new leaf -- before it falls off the tree, that is.

My new leaf is Stash Management -- an issue of such concern to fiber artists that it even has its own topic slot at KR.

What's more, Bonne Marie brought up this very subject this morning too -- having been forced to route through her stash late last night for a some yarn she wanted -- no, make that needed -- for a particular project. Been there, done that, don't want to go through it again!

Earlier this morning I was listening to Iyanla Live!, a taped speech by Iyanla Vanzant , who has written a number of inspiring and motivating works in recent years. She was pointing out that as we face a new day, we need to remember that we no longer have yesterday, and do not yet have tomorrow. That reminded me of something I think Ron Blue once wrote: that credit/debt presumes a future. Well, I would say that stashing presumes a future too. Not that there isn't a future -- but that each one of us would do well to stop hoarding, lest we are called upon to leave our stash behind quite unexpectedly.


Today is the first day of the end of my stash. (Luke 12:13-21)

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