Blokes who chance by this post may tune out here (although I hear there are some knitters among their number and there are certainly peace makers.)
Had a great afternoon with a couple of friends this afternoon – wine, cheese, baclava (from my trip to Turkey), knitting and beads.
So there we were just being women really. Not talking about work or men (much) and taking some time to look at the world we were in and making some time for each other.
Of course this type of conversation is often still trivialised by society. In many parts of the world women associating is still seen (at worst) as threatening to moral society or (at best) somehow marginal and irrelevant?
Yet one of these friends has just won a great photography prize and will have her work exhibited in the nation’s capital shortly. Later this year she’s doing a two girl art show, so hope to post about that too.
The other friend is also a wonder. She’s about to have a little niece or nephew so is making a pretty cute hoodie/cardie. But we talked about politics, racial equality and art in equal measure.
She recommended this article in ‘The Conversation’ on responding to hate by Julian Burnside – http://theconversation.com/julian-burnside-alienation-to-alien-nation-18290
I snapped this pic in London of the Knit for Peace knitters some years ago.
Just seemed like a great plan to me – perhaps the UN and the new Australian Cabinet could take up a real thread of conversation, instead of spending so much time talking bollocks?