Monday, February 16, 2015

Word of the Week - 50

Hand-knitted socks from Pinterest.
Word of the Week:  MAKERS

Bakers bake, builders build, crafters craft.  We are all makers of something.  We are, in fact, alchemists, taking raw materials and transforming them into something entirely new and different.  It is magic, pure and true.

Every meal cooked is a creative act, as is every sentence written.  Makers are midwives, attendants, facilitators, as one form becomes another.

Because life is serial problem-solving, we may grow away from noticing and claiming our inventiveness.  I love the image of unmatched socks, assuming the knitter had tons of short leftover bits which could not be turned into an identical pair, except perhaps for a newborn, and had to improvise.  With a beautiful result.

We put together, we invent, we make do, make it up, reclaim, repurpose and possibly forget all those resume-worthy acts.  Skills, Napoleon Dynamite said, "Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills."  Do not underestimate yourself in the skills department.  Think: MacGyver.  I rest my case.


Sylvia Hines said...

I had to go back to see the "mismatched." There is a unity in the beauty of similar but not matching. Kind of like us people of the world, I think.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Sylvia - I agree, similar, not matching. And also the process of making it, whatever it is, with what we have, meaning there will never be two exactly the same, socks or lives. xo

Kass said...

Wonderful. Wonderful. How awesome to quote Napolean Dynomite. You deserve some Tater Tots for that one.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Kass - Thank you. Mmm, Tater Tots, with ketchup. xo