Why do I like to sew? Is it because it is what I was taught at a very young age? My mother would take me with her to visit the sisters who lived nearby. They were elderly and one of them, Honey, was terribly crippled. As the years went by, Honey was more and more often confined to her bed. But in the early years, when I was just a wee bit of a thing, they had a sewing circle. Of course the ladies all adored me and I was smitten too. I called them The Sewing Ladies and I wanted to sew, just like them.
My great-aunt, Tia Yana, taught me my first stitches. I sat in the living room practicing a blind hem stitch while my grandparents watched TV. I was about five-years-old. So is this why I like to sew? Is it just an example of how profound are the effects of what happens to a child in the early years? And if that's the case, what sorts of adults are now being shaped?
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer