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Friday, January 22, 2016

People Happy with Things

Someone lent me The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which suggests each pair of socks you own should bring you a Spark of Joy or find somewhere else to live.
At first I scoffed, but as I read on, I realized the book is asking,
Why are you putting up with crap, huh?
Which could be a life-changing question alright, especially if you extend it beyond your socks.


Last night at Snack-n-Chat, I asked people if the things they were working on gave them joy, and in each case, they did. 

Here, below, is Kyle with his smartphone and Maura with her calligraphy pen--its outrigger nib allows you to see what you're writing as you're writing it:

Me with Red Bear (I finally sewed all three buttons on her coat), and Esther with the mohair lap rug she is re-knitting for the third? eighth? time:

4 comments:

Michael Leddy said...

Just wait till you start folding everything — it’s great!

Or maybe you already fold?

ArtSparker said...

Studs Terkel did not take such winning photos.

Zhoen said...

Such happy faces. Maura's pen is beautiful.

Fresca said...

MICHAEL: I had recently (before reading the book) dumped out and folded all my sewing fabric.
Very satisfying!

Thanks, Sparker & Zhoen--it was fun to snap happiness.