Yesterday, northern New England was awash in a snowfall of such fluffy, powdery flakes that I felt a certain kinship with Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, of Jericho, Vermont, who, in 1885, became the 1st person to photograph a single snow crystal:
Digital macro photo of a snowflake on knitting, taken with my point & shoot camera.
“Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others.”
“Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated.”
“When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.” ~Wilson A. Bentley
Leaving no record except as the inspiration for my own snowflake embroidery.
And so, for the beauty of little things, I give thanks.
I always was a Daddy’s Girl.
Hard to believe it’s been 18 years since my Dad took his own life. At the Catholic Church. On All Saint’s Day.
The adult in me understands that he likely suffered from bipolar disorder, and that he was in a very dark place. The adult in me sees that he did the best he could with what he had.
My Dad passed on his love of camping, despite being a City Boy himself.
But the little girl in me? She misses her Daddy. Who never met my husband. Who never saw me knit or make hats. Who never saw me play hockey (and I know
he would have loved to see that!)
Suicide sucks. And I miss my Dad.
If you don’t follow my felt hats on Facebook, you likely missed some good news last week: my dreaded wrist cast is a thing of the past and I’ve been cleared for hockey boot camp (with a brace) – Hooray! Hooray!
Practicing hockey stops & starts at Campion Rink’s Boot Camp 2012.
The friendly resident at DHMC offered me the removed cast as a souvenier, but I was happy to see that veritable thumb-prison go — I only wore it for 3 weeks, but that’s still a long time to be without the opposable thumb on one’s dominant hand.
Besides, my plain purple short-arm cast wasn’t near as snazzy as some of the ones at Dartmouth-Hitchcock:
Love the glitter on this dragon foot cast!
How about a faux-tattoo full-leg cast for the Harley fans out there?
Wicked Killah: full-leg cast of black & yellow fiberglass, a Bruins hockey sock replica!
Have you ever worn a cast? Did you decorate it or leave it plain?