Sunday, November 04, 2007
I brought Sharon her shawl today. Here she is wearing it on her deck (click to enlarge). Her husband is in home hospice care, and was asleep when I stopped by.
Sharon gave me permission to post these photos. When I asked if I could take them, she laughed and said, "You're going to put them on your blog, aren't you?"
The house has seen a lot of new people lately: family and friends, hospice workers, healthcare aides. Sharon's little dog, Misty, has been very disconcerted by all this. When I got there, she wouldn't do anything but growl at me, trying to protect her person against another stranger; by the end of my visit, though, she let me pat her.
Here's another shot of the shawl. I really did love making it, even though the yarn drove me crazy and even though there are plenty of errors.
A friend at work said, "Isn't it a Buddhist practice to make sure that every project contains an error?" I told her that if so, this is the most Buddhist prayer shawl ever.
I hope the shawl, however flawed, will bring Sharon a little bit of comfort during a hard time.