Monday, May 21, 2012

The gift of Second Sight

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is "sight".

Copyright © 2012 Cheryl Coville 
When we were kids, we used to hear a lot about people with "second sight". It was widely believed that our great-grandmother had it. Second sight is the ability to perceive things that others can't ... a sort of extra-sensory perception that allows you to see the future. For a while, we remember thinking we had inherited the gift. Stranger things have happened. However, all we really managed to achieve was a nasty phobia about riding in the car. 

As a young adult, starting out in life, we had a car that was pretty much running on life support. Every time we got in that heap to go any farther than the grocery store, we had visions of tow trucks and failed brakes and fiery crashes. Somehow, we managed to conflate these images of dread with our so-called psychic abilities and ended up with severe anxiety that's taken years to overcome.

Knews for Knitters

After we wrote about the heroics of our Mr. Coco, we heard from others about their men-folk. One wanted to borrow him for training purposes (and we are in negotiations right now about that). We did hear from some who already have well-trained thoughtful spouses. Kate's husband is an example. He found this link and brought it to her and she shared it with us. (We hope he was suitably praised and rewarded for his good behaviour.)

If you're a knitter, you'll find the Knitting as Programming article very interesting (even if you're like us and don't know much about computer programming). In the body of the article is a link to a Youtube video on Guerilla Knitting. If you have the time, it's a great video and well worth watching. 

We don't need to be followers on this knitting adventure. We can set ourselves free and let our creativity soar. 

1 comment:

  1. Great sketch. I actually do believe that some people have second sight. Not sure it's a *gift* I'd want to possess.


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