Today when I got to work, I checked the weather and found that we are going to have a snowstorm beginning Thursday until Friday. I dread these times, but am glad that K will still be here to help me if I get stuck. I had a terrible incident last year when I got stuck in a snowdrift and had to dig my car out for nearly 2 hours. It was horrible.
I also saw on the weather channel website a slideshow of abandoned, rotting buildings in Detroit, MI. It was like a car crash, I didn’t want to look, but felt compelled. I just couldn’t look away. I felt very, very sad and then anxious. I was anxious for at least two hours after looking at those pictures. I can’t explain this feeling. For a long time I have gotten anxious and nauseated when I am near rotting buildings or even see them. I have no idea why, but perhaps it has something to do with a past life. I really can’t find any clinical explanation for my anxiety related to rotting buildings. I think this is just one of my quirks.
Well, in an attempt to express my feelings about what I’d seen, I turned to my coworker who is from Detroit and said, “I just saw a slideshow of abandoned buildings in Detroit and I felt really sad.” It was sad to me because I love and appreciate our country’s short, yet fiery history and to see beautiful architecture in ruins made me very sad. The antique objects left in the buildings broke my heart.
If you know anyone from Detroit, do not mention this. Apparently it is a touchy subject. She wasn’t necessarily angry, but she was defensive, and proceeded to tell me about the beautiful, well-managed buildings that exist in Detroit that no one ever takes pictures of and how the blight doesn’t affect every part of the city. I really like this coworker and consider her my friend. We get along well and she is one of the voices of reason here. I felt bad after that, like I’d done something wrong.
Now I am home, working like a madwoman, no pun intended, on a cowl scarf that I will give away with a bottle of wine for the White Elephant gift exchange on Friday. It’s turning out beautifully, as you can see in the picture above. I love the burgundy color. I just hope I can finish it in time.
Well, that’s my adventures for today. I hope to be getting back to comments shortly. Life is just a little busy right now. Thanks for hanging in there friends!