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Old February 7 2013, 05:27 PM   #29
Spot's Meow
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Re: Combating Complacency

mari wrote: View Post
Learn to crochet. Make afghans or teddy bears for needy children or something. A pile of yarn and a hook will keep you busy (interested, challenged, frustrated) for years. I've been at it for a good 25 years now and I'm still learning new stitches and techniques.
I was just going to suggest the same thing, based on your other thread about "old people" arts dying. I have plenty of patterns I could send you!

Doing something with your hands in general, whether it's crochet, woodworking, paint-by-numbers (or real painting if you're good at that), building robots, whatever...just the act of creation is very rewarding, especially because you don't have the pressure of a deadline but whenever you do finish you have something to show for all that work.
Time present and time past
are both perhaps present in time future.
And time future contained in time past.
T.S. Eliot
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