One thing I learned in reading the Kurt Vonnegut biography, is that he would frequently give his “Man in the hole” lecture to explain the basic shape that most stories take: main character is introduced, main character encounters a problem, main character has to find a way to resolve this problem. Without conflict, stories are boring. All that being said, I hesitate to write much about Craft Weekend (a lovely weekend getaway to a cottage in Lincoln City for handcraft, good company and shared meals) because there’s no conflict there.
A friendly and interesting group of women assembled, spent all weekend knitting, crocheting, embroidering, sewing, drawing and reading and ate many a good meal. We visited an antique shop, walked through a little nature area, and watched a movie. It was all pleasant and all entirely conflict-free. On the way home I got to have a tour of a lovely Oregon winery, Domaine Serene, courtesy of their very kind oenologist. It was all good, top to bottom and beginning to end. So, I’ll just leave you with a few pictures from the weekend. Perhaps some exciting problem will develop this week and I’ll have a more exciting post to bring you then.
(PS — I just reminded myself of an interesting Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.” We should be grateful for some placid days and weeks now and then, I suppose.)