wednesday update: living in the material world
A couple of weeks ago I reported that my hands were in the process of detaching from my arms. Gladly, they did not, in fact, fall off. Instead, I spent a good 10 or so hours making a sparkling new hat in 100% wool.
When I make a hat, I’m usually sitting on the sofa, watching a movie or some whatever thing on TV. Now I won’t lie: even though I’ve lived without it before, I really, really (really) enjoy having cable TV. Mostly because of shows about space, House Hunters International, Boardwalk Empire and Dexter.
And I finished up this particular hat while watching Martin Scorcese’s brilliant HBO documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World. Poignant is not a word I use often to describe things, and especially not things that I tend to like. But that is probably the best descriptor for a really respectful, touching, and in-depth portrait of a man’s spiritual journey. Admittedly, I knew almost nothing about George Harrison as an artist and a human being, and now I feel like he and I may have been cut from the same cloth in some ways. And I realize I just made it sound totally lame, but it’s a good documentary. So, so good. You can watch the trailer here.
So, I named the hat in honor of George Harrison, artist and spiritual being: