Some years ago (ok, many years ago) I went on a tour of the Pentagon in Washington DC.
Things were very different in those day from a security perspective. I remember the tour going by the office of the joint chief of staff, and there he was working away at his desk.
But I digress.
At the time, the Viet Nam war was in its final throws, and in the Pentagon – for the benefit of the tourists – there was a display of large pictures and photographs depicting ‘the face of war’.
The most haunting were those of the 1000 yard stare – shell shocked and otherwise stressed out soldiers who were quite simply ‘out of it’.
Without diminishing the valiance of my brothers and sisters who fight for their country….. I have to to tell you that this is the look that grew on the face of all the 800 artisans and their helpers by the end of the One of a Kind show in Toronto.
And I can’t believe that many were hopping in their vehicles and heading on to another 10 day show in Ottawa.
I had a very good show and I was delighted to meet so many knitters that I hope will drop by the blog, and as in the show before I was lucky to have great neighbours to chew the fat with during slower moments.
I had to drive through a blizzard to get home, and I expect the same fate met those heading east to Ottawa.
The worst part about being away….my pal Jesse. So I was ecstatic to be home and relieved to find that he was fine. His sitter says he moped for about half a day and then was fine.
Now …I have to unpack my bins of leftovers and get knitting again seriously for the two remaining Farmers’ Markets before Christmas.