I’m sitting in the waiting area of the car dealership waiting for my car to be serviced and I’m intrigued by the people around me.
It’s a little bit of a wintry mix outside today and precipitation makes me want to stay inside and watch as the world goes by. But right now I get to watch and imagine the lives of the people around me.
There’s and old woman siting at a table with an unopened book and knitting needles in her hands. I imagine that she’s knitting something as a Christmas gift for a family member. That whatever she intends to give them will be made with love. That knitting is giving her a sense of peace and calm, which I can relate to.
To me knitting is meditative to me. I can tune out what’s going on around me and my thoughts become clearer. It’s not intentional which I think is what makes it so relaxing.
But really me siting here, waiting gives me a chance to just let my thoughts go and relax myself. Even without needles in my hands.