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5 Mar 2014

Past days



These cords and braids were part of a sampler I made when in college (12 years ago!) for a class called Textile Structures (versions I and II) which is no longer offered in the curriculum. Perhaps it didn't summon up enough students...

Last week I learned that Crafty magazine said goodbye after only one year of publishing. It seems they didn't reached enough readers to make it a viable project :(

I know it's the law of life–death, change, evolution. Though I always embrace change willingly, it does make me sad to see something disappear especially when it's a way of being or living. Like looking forward to writing down some exciting event on your diary rather than on Facebook. Or listening to the radio waiting for your favorite song to be played and ready to record it to a tape. Or more lately, going to rent a movie with friends.

What about you, is there anything that you miss from past days?

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Estos cordones y trenzas eran parte de un muestrario que realicé cuando estaba en la universidad (¡hace 12 años!) para una clase que se llamaba Estructuras Textiles (versiones I y II) que ya no está en el currículo. Quizás no convocaba suficientes alumnos...

La semana pasada me enteré que la revista Crafty dijo adiós luego de solo un año de publicación. Al parecer no alcanzaron un número suficiente de lectores para hacerla un proyecto viable :(

Sé que es la ley de la vida: muerte, cambio, evolución. Aunque siempre acepto los cambios de buena gana, sí me pone triste ver que algo desaparezca, especialmente cuando es una forma de ser o vivir. Como no aguantarse por llegar a escribir acerca de alún evento emocionante en el diario de vida en vez de en Facebook.  O escuchar la radio esperando que tu canción favorita fuera tocada para poder grabarla en un cassette. O más recientemente, ir a arrendar una película con amigos.

Y ustedes, ¿hay algo que extrañen de días pasados?

6 comments :

elisabethandree said...

Lovely post Karen.
I miss people who were part of my life once and I miss listening to music, which I can't do anymore because of my hearing problems. All the other things that are gone only create melancolic feelings from time to time.

Karen Barbé said...

Dear Elisabeth, you've opened a whole new dimension with your comment. I realise people and body abilities lie in a utterly superior level of longing. They can leave a hole greater than a sweet nostalgic memory.

Thanks for sharing.
xx

Erin said...

There's a lot of things that I miss but I suppose it's the nostalgia for a simpler time that really gets me. Fifteen years ago everything was so much quieter and you were able to just be clear in your mind and not have emails and texts haunting you around all day. I really wish we all weren't so addicted to technology.

Karen Barbé said...

Hello Erin – Oh yes, I often try to remember how my days were when we didn't have internet or mobile phones. Is that because life feels so fast now?

riotyarn said...

So beautiful. This post is inspiring.

Montse Llamas said...

Llevo varios días reflexionando sobre esto, porque se un tema que me interesa. Y sin embargo no tengo demasiado claro cómo me afecta a mí.

Prefiero no revisar demasiado vivencias pasadas, o personas con las que ya no me relaciono, porque me suelen dejar un sabor más bien agrio. Pero siento nostalgia de pequeños detalles y de cosas intangibles, como una determinada luz, un sabor, un espacio... Incluso de cosas que nunca he vivido. Y eso es lo que en realidad yo entiendo como nostalgia, una especie de tristeza dulce, como la saudade o la morriña...