Thursday, September 29, 2005

Calming the Drunken Monkey

"The purpose of meditation is to quiet the mind so that it can sink down into contemplation of its true nature. You cannot stop your mind by an act of will any more than you can stop the beating of your own heart. Some cultures describe the mind as a drunken monkey, reeling from place to place with no rhyme or reason. Like meditation, knitting calms the monkey down... I believe that in the quiet, repetitive, hypnotic rhythms of creating craft, the inner being may emerge in all its quiet beauty. The very rhythm of the knitting needles can become as incantatory as a drumbeat or a Gregorian chant."
-- from The Knitting Sutra

Drunken Monkey Knits

Grand Opening October 3, 2005