Five (or Six) Senses Friday

It was as if my spine was a spring all wound up tight tight tight. I wanted the run to go something like a Meditation, like a loosening of that spring, like peaceful abiding, but about my spine instead of my breath. Alas, running is a Thinking Place for me, and I spent those forty minutes trapping thoughts like so many fireflies in a jar. I did not let them go. Perhaps I should carry a tape recorder and set aside any aspirations to meditate anywhere besides the spinning wheel.

I did manage to keep my limbs loose around that tightly coiled spine and felt a little lighter, floppier, freer when I found myself once again at the front door.

Mixed a myriad of stock solutions, and that felt good. Made lists for myself, and that felt necessary.

Spun, and remembered how to Meditate. A thought comes and I slip it into the forming yarn. Goodbye, thought. Still wound up tight, though.


Tricky Tricky and Cauldron…couldn’t help it. Getting my Creepy on a little early this year. I’ll try to keep the former in the shop throughout September and October. It makes a lovely plied yarn.

Anyway, onward to FSF: A weekly ritual of sensual reflection, adopted from Abby’s blog. Play along if you wish, in the comments or link to your own blog.

Touching: Our backs to the redwood trees, and looking up.

Hearing: Too much. Miss the quiet of my own home…

Tasting: Mint and chocolate. It’s a happy marriage.

Smelling: Bergamot. Mornings are chilly these days, and I like to huff my mug of Earl Grey. It’s the smell of Cozy and Comfort and Everyone Else is Asleeeeeeep and I Like It That Way.

Seeing: Stars on late evening walks.

Feeling: Like The Boy has a lot more fun being girly than I do. The polish was his idea.

Fresh dye pots daily. I’m in a frenzy. October now has three events in store for The Spun Monkey. Newly added to the list is the East Bay Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, October 24th from 10am-5pm. Click the link for details…ticket information is here.

From the website:

What and why: A Maker Faire is about celebrating learning and doing – not the finished and perfect end product.  It’s a place to share what we’re learning with others, and celebrate the fun and freedom of being an amateur.

Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the East Bay Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration coming to Oakland on Sunday, October 24, 2010.  It will feature rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and installations.

Yeah, pretty awesome. Hope to see some of you there!

I’ll leave you with this morning’s theme song…