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Today I Love The Common Threads

God’s eyes and communities in the making

Today I love the common threads that hold us all together. I love that we went to the market this morning and that we met up with Jon Farmer briefly there. I love that there was some conversation about knitting and then I find he has posted a poem of his own on Facebook that speaks of knitting and distances and threads that hold us together. I love the voice that he speaks with, the voice of community so large it includes the world. I love that threads were pulled tight and fabrics joined in seams that have made a common cloak to shelter us all and that somehow the fabric swatch that Jon is in and the one that we are in got pulled together at a seam and now we are sharing part of a local community that includes so many good acts of art and love and peace and forward thinking. I love how this day is slowly knitting itself into some sort of homogeneous and well stitched thing as we get ourselves ready to go meet Kailey at the yarn store and continue on with the theme of the day. I love that I adore knitting and crocheting so much, but am also aware that I am too clumsy and sore of wrist and finger to do much of it myself beyond a few stitches to prove to the non-believers that I actually can knit and crochet. I love that I love it so much that I am the first to support those who question the worth of their endeavors. I love that worth is the opposite of worthlessness when clearly worthfulness should be but can’t be because it is not really a word.

Today I love that the Saturday morning Owen Sound Farmers’ Market is like a little micro-community that resembles the world, like zooming in on one location of the Mandelbrot fractal only to discover that it is the same thing you saw when you looked at the world. I love how that works, stand at any distance from any size of community and you see community, if you look for it, and if you don’t see it all you need to do is to do something communal and the community will reveal itself, like entering in variables to the Mandelbrot equation and then watching them being plotted on a screen.

Today I love shopping for yarn with good friends because I love all the colors and combinations of colors and I love how happy people are when they shop for yarn, and I love to reassure them when they are shopping for yarn, “No, no, you can never have too much yarn. It’s all good.” I love that I have benefited from many knitting and crochet projects both by receiving finished ones as gifts and by seeing people wearing others and being happy. I love that knitting and crocheting are a source of joy for so many and that I feel joy from watching others being happy.

Today I love that I am about to make coffee to go so that I can be ready to shop for yarn in a few minutes. Go Knitting!

Today I Love The Common Threads

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2020). Today I Love The Common Threads. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 1, 2020, from


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