Mending and repairing - revisited
I slept in this morning. I was exhausted last night and still feel tired. I don't have time to write now because I have a deadline today for a writing assignment. I'll be back tomorrow with another reader's kitchen photos. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy re-reading, or reading for the first time, this post from January 2008. Is about the important skills of mending and repairing.
I have to tell you I love mending. It is one of those cherished homemaker duties that really connects me to this life we are living. It is a firm reminder that Hanno and I don't want to live in a throw-away world, that we care for what we own and we reduce, reuse, repair, recycle, renovate and revive. We are renegades and rebels, we don't throw much out. We want to resuscitate the planet, we are into renewal, we want to make reparation. Okay, enough of the "re" words. LOL
I am ashamed to tell you that back in my free-spending years I would throw away a perfectly good shirt or pants rather than repair them. That included throwing away clothes that just needed a button sewn on. : - ( I wish I could take back all those wasteful times but the best I can do now is to make sure I remain a good steward. Whatever needs to be repaired here now, is, and not wasted in the ever growing piles of "landfill" rubbish dumps.