I am happy show show that another square of my
blued checkered blanket is done!
I am just beginning the third square of section three!
I began the section thinking the beginning was the top
of the next section,
thus I would have the dark square on the top
where it was on the bottom of the first section,
all to realize that by knitting that one first,
it would be on the bottom...
but no problem, I will simply bind off and switch it
so it is that. :)
I read a bit of Molly's Homemade Life
and started on the introduction to Cather's
Song of the Lark
And I finished
Remains of the Day
in the end it was not as suspenseful as the one
section was showing it to be,
and in the end I saw it as a man
narrating his 30 year career serving as a top crust English Butler
who was seeking to be as good as his father,
an English Butler before him,
and how he had to come to terms with the life - and death - of his
employer, Lord Darlington, who was well meaning
but used by the Nazis and in the end you see
Stevens not only come to terms with things which for him
was being able to name what had happened...
and he began to let himself be a human being instead of
a constant total always in character
of a perfect English Butler,
who served, was utterly unflappable and always at the height of
what it means to have dignity.
So I have read two books that my beloved Mr. Husband read
in graduate school and he asked me which one I like more,
Remains of the Day or Saint Maybe
and well, they were so different, so I could not say
one or another though to me it is clear that the
characters in Saint Maybe had a deeper turn
and growth in their lives
because they saw that they were incomplete on their own
and went looking for something greater to help them.
I think that this is the crux of many lives, if not all lives,
though not all, like Stevens the Butler, admit that they have
need of anything greater to personally help them.
Well, as a Christian I have gained so much help
and I still see that my life can be a mess of confusion at times
and a constant struggle;
Fr. Thomas Hopko's 55 Maxims shows that one
must except struggle and temptation to one's last breath,
and I can say through experience, through observation,
through reading, that I can't imagine
not having that which is greater to help me;
and by this I mean the Holy Trinity whose
Second Person Christ is willing and waiting to provide that
Well, a more philosophical/theological yarn along post
but with me and my blog I find I never
know what will be next!
I really appreciated the author of Remains of the Day
and how he shows a time period and culture in England that
was quickly passing away after WWII and his sad
yet beautiful book.
It would be interesting to compare it to
L'Engle's A Severed Wasp that is dealing with a culture
in the States that is also in many ways passing away
and what is found there in.
So with all that...
what are you reading and creating?
Yarn Along with us!