Yesterday I had to be on site at work, once at 12:30 and then again at 3, and in between I had a conference call at 2 which I decided to take on my phone. Have I ever mentioned that my work is about five minutes away from my favorite LYS, Yarn Social? Given how rarely I get out that way, I thought it was only proper that I drop in for a visit. I got to see Trish, the owner, who is delightful, and there was only one other customer. After about ten minutes, the customer asked if they had a TV there, that “crazy things” were happening in DC. I heard it and thought about pulling out my phone, but I was in my happy place, and decided to take my cue from Trish and keep a bit of separation. As a result, I didn’t see what was going on until a couple of hours after it started, and honestly, I’m glad. I’m glad I didn’t pull out my phone and forever associate my happy yarn store with the “crazy things.” Maybe I will anyway, in the way you remember exactly where you were or what you were doing at important times.
I’m not sure what my point is, except that I’m grateful for safe and happy places like Yarn Social. I’m grateful that there are so many good people in the world, I know there are. And I’m grateful I have yarn and knitting to keep me sane right now.