I'm a dreamer
titled : solitude | taken on february 8, 2009 at andante dairy in petaluma california
titled : looking up | taken on july 2, 2008 during a hike in bend oregon
I think it has been awhile since I post or write anything about knitting. And to my dismay, it'll probably have to stay that way for awhile looking at the amount of projects I have on my plate. Our internet was down on friday. According to the comcast guy, some giant truck drove over a cable outside of our building causing major service disruption. I unplug our poor router and airport for like a hundred times thinking there were something wrong with them. Anyways, no internet for a day is probably good. I caught up with some non work related stuff and watch a little bit of tv. Well, as usual nothing caught my eyes last night, so I switch to cnn my regular news channel. Christiane Amanpour was on, she did an incredible segment on muslim youth in ‘Generation Islam’....I was glued and watched the entire two hours documentary. So many emotions ran through my head while watching the report. I have so much respect for people that are there fighting the battle and for people like C.A. willing to risk her life to tell the stories. For a moment I wish I could do something, evethough I wasn't sure exactly what I could do. Anyways, that reminds me of a beautiful story a friend told us not long ago, that she would volunteer her time and help out woman in needs in poor country when her children grew up and left the house eventually. I thought it's so inspiring and noble. And the idea of volunteering had stuck with me ever since. I know I might be a dreamer but I'm going to start with something small. I just signed up with local non-profit to volunteer my professional skills. I have no idea if my help will ever make an impact on anyone lives but I do know it reminds me everyday of how lucky I am.