Song and bird
Tuesday March 13th 2012, 11:46 pm
Filed under: Knit,Knitting a Gift,Politics

If I’d counted right when I started my project, I wouldn’t have learned how to make the first lace pattern flow so beautifully into the unexpected new one nor would I be planning what comes after these two.

I should stumble more often. I am really really really pleased with how this is coming out–it was hard to put down.

As the afternoon wore on, to give my hands a break I was reading and then grumping over some news: Arizona’s House approved a bill that went below and beyond to actually allowing employers to demote or fire any employee who uses birth control even if it was paid for out of their own pocket. This sentence was removed from the old law: “A religious employer shall not discriminate against an employee who independently chooses to obtain insurance coverage or prescriptions for contraceptives from another source.”

Their Senate looks ready to pass it.

Wow.  Anyone who’s ever had a bad boss (I certainly have), raise your hand… I wonder how fast the Supreme Court would take that one on.

And so I turned on the stereo, looking for relief from all that.

Alison Kraus began singing a cappella.

A young dove flew in and settled in on the patio. Watching me. Learning a new song. Tilting her head up to pay particular attention when I sang too. She relaxed into her spot on the concrete and stayed there as long as the album played, the very model of being still within the world.

Acknowledging the gift, I turned back to that beautiful, radiant yarn and knit in increasingly happy anticipation of its arrival home.

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She’s one of my favorites. Where are my CDs?! I need copies of hers for my car, download on my i-everythings…

(And please quit teasing us with the wonder of that accidental pattern combo. It truly makes me squirm and twitch a bit. I wanna’ see!!!)

Comment by Channon 03.14.12 @ 7:06 am

About that Arizona law–it really IS a war on women, isn’t it?!

Comment by Abby 03.14.12 @ 7:19 am

I thought this was Show and Tell and we have not seen anything yet.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 03.14.12 @ 7:29 am

why am I not surprised that is going on in Arizona — and yes, it really does seem to have been declared open season on women

Comment by Bev 03.14.12 @ 8:48 am

I seriously doubt that the Arizona law is constitutional.

Ah, learning from our mistakes! Never know what will turn up.

Comment by Don Meyer 03.14.12 @ 9:07 am

First, I”m happy to know that serendipity is being good to you and your new lace.
Then… what year is this? Is this the year before Handmaid’s Tale comes true?

Comment by melanie 03.14.12 @ 11:26 am

I read part of this post to Oscar. He has crossed Arizona off our list of places to look for work!

I love when a mis-move turns into a catalyst for inspiration!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 03.14.12 @ 4:40 pm

i dont think that legislation like this is the way back up from our pride cycle. not that most legislators would know what that is . . .

Comment by Tola 03.14.12 @ 7:48 pm

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