I am not a sewer and it could not be said that I am a fan of the gentle arts. Add to this my interest in the Titanic is, like so many others, reveling in the misadventures of others. This is not to say I enjoy or take any delight in the suffering of the passengers and crew, their families and other loved ones. It is just that when a person or group so boosts about their strength or ideal that when the universe takes it upon itself to show them their foolishness, it is satisfying to the rest of mankind, and it gives us pause and allows us time to reflect on the stupidity of such statements.
So why am I following a blog put forth by the Vintage Pattern Lending Library, a group until very recently, I knew nothing about, and would continue in my blissful ignorance until death? Well an on-line friend, who is associated with this project, mentioned it and I took a look, a glance really. And that should have, would have been all there was. I gave notice to my friend that I had seen the site and commended it in some way, but given my, our fast paced lives, it should not have held my interest longer. But for one thing, I noticed it was hosted by Word Press, the same site that hosts my own blogs, and so I choose to click follow this site. This having being done I left feeling pretty darn good about myself, even though I had not done anything of note.
It never occurred to me that I would be receiving e-mails on the their member’s posts to site. And they did come, three one day, a few more the next, and on the third day, while on the throne of truth, my phone indicated I had a new e-mail. So having little else to do choose to open the e-mailed link to the post and found myself interested. Not so much about the sewing but about the person or persons taking as much delight in this project as I would if debating someone on the finer points of the universe.
It showed me that just because one is not interested in a particular hobby, event, or passion does not mean it is not interesting. And by not sharing in the passion of others we actually do ourselves an injustice. The passion of others is what makes this life bearable. Our own interests, while filling our time, do not make our lives has fulfilling has when we share another person passion. For what we do for ourselves depletes our energies but when we are engaged in another’s passion we are built up and receive energy from their passion.
So please, if you can spare the time and energy, take your mouse and click over to the 1912 Titanic Sewing Project, and feel for yourself the passion and energy of these volunteer sewers.