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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Monday, March 13, 2006

The Passing of a Dear Friend

I would like to announce that I am now in mourning over the passing of a dear friend. My size 28 stitch fixer was a true friend in need, always there to lend a hand when things got frustrating. It never stinted at a 2 am frogging frenzy when I realized that one stitch threw 150 stitches out of place. It had a hand in many a delicate operation of repairing a half crossed stitch or removing a flawed stitch and replacing it with a true one. 6 months ago, my dear stitch fixer experienced a tragedy when it lost a limb. Even with just one, it was still quite useful in it's job. It was often at hand during long stitching sessions, laying a single thread smooth or helping tuck in ends.
Today I posed it a challenge too big for it. I asked too much, and yet like a troop, my stitch fixer tried valiantly to frog 4 strands through waste canvas and looped terry cloth. In the end, it was futile. With a crack heard round the world, my dear departed friend breathed its last.
Good bye, and thank you for your valiant service. When I get paid for this contract, I will obtain another (or two) but I will never replace you, my first.
There is a picture for this post, but Blogger is acting up- I will try again later.