It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Challenge #56

Phew!  This was a CHALLENGE!  The Diva challenged us to do a tangle using only our non dominant hand.  I tried and never completed this challenge last year.  Interestingly as I tangled this year, I thought of a friend that had a stroke this past year and deals with similar frustration every hour of every day.  And I thought of the neighbor child whose parents made him write with his right hand (and then complained all through elementary school about his messy work).  It wasn't a zenlike experience for me but it certainly has made me think.  I am grateful my "parts" are working today.  How about you?

10 comments:

  1. Susan, this challenge also made me grateful for my working parts and empathetic to those that face this challenge everyday. Great job!

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  2. I certainly felt much more appreciative of being able to use my 'other' hand, the one I always use. Not as zen as usual, that too. But beautiful. As is your ZIA. I love it.

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  3. I also had thoughts of gratitude as I worked on my tangle. Struggling to keep my non-dom hand from going off in all kinds of directions other than I wanted it to. Your tangle turned out great!

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  4. We really ARE lucky to have the mobility and control to create the beautiful work we so enjoy. This challenge was an eye-opener. Despite the difficulty, your work looks great!

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  5. You've produce a joyful image. How sad for your neighbor to have to suppress his left-handedness/right-brainedness during his youth! back to your image, though...while it wasn't a zenlike experience for you, it is certainly a soothing image to view!

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  6. wonderful sea like creatures and yes, I'm very grateful for parts that work!

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  7. It look like two snails kissing. Brilliant and unique work you have done with non-domination hand. Thank you for sharing the experience.

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  8. I see a lovely snail! Great response to this challenging challenge! Good point about how we used to "force" kids to use their right hand!

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  9. Makes me think of sea creatures..very cool!

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  10. I love it, Susan! I agree with Susan above... love the ocean feel of it.

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