"... Is a Joy Forever."
So said Edith Schaeffer. What a useful reminder this has been to me, over the years, when I'm tempted not to buy something, or spend time doing something, because it was only beautiful, and not practical. Beauty is, in and of itself, useful to living. One fleeting look at a beautiful thing can bring joy for years and years. Beauty sticks in the memory.
I think I showed you our first camellia blossom last year. Here is this year's. It's much earlier, Adam says. I wonder what that indicates about our coming winter?
Well, if you turn the rag over, you see that the purl rows can offer up the same complaint! "This knit row is all wrong! We don't want him!"
If an ugly dish rag can offer wisdom, is it a thing of beauty after all?