One of my favorite people was asked what she wanted out of life and her reply was “red Socks.” Now mind you in today’s world we can ‘fix’ very little: wars occur; friendships and loves rupture; people pass each other in their daily life without making any meaningful contact; hope dwindles, age creeps. We mean to do better, start trying harder, but never seem to quite make a real difference.
However, red socks I can joyfully do. And maybe even remember the joyful feeling and make the next pair unasked and unlooked for. Perhaps that is the difference. Excuse me, I’ve got a project waiting quietly for me while I am on the computer, so I’m off to knit some joy filled red yarn.