Monday, June 23, 2008

I Will Survive

I was up all night -- with "one more stitch syndrome."

At first I was afraid

I was petrified

What would my kids think when they awoke to find me with deep, dark circles under my eyes, hook still in hand?

Put the hook down?  I kept thinking I could never live without my hook by my side.

But then I spent so many nights just thinking

and ripping

and redoing

I grew strong. 

I embraced our power outage; the kids wouldn't be able to see my dark circles under my eyes in a dark house.  And I was able to put my hook down long enough to report the outage.

This project kept calling me.  One more stitch.  One more stitch.

No power? did you think I'd crumble?  did you think I'd lay down and die? 

Oh not I!   I went and crocheted outside!

I grew strong.  I will survive.  More~so because the power just came back on.  I will continue to hook, well into another night to get this project done.  I hold my head up high, dark circles and all. 

I've still got all my love to give this project.  One more stitch.  One more.  I will survive!
(Lyrics borrowed from Aretha Franklin's Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive.")

And when I do finish my project I imagine I should be "... dancing, yeah.  Dancing yeah."  (Thanks Bee Gees!)

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6/25 UPDATE:  Stacey private messaged me over at Ravelry stating, " I like what you did with the lyrics, that was really cute. But it made me wonder, because I always heard that song version by Gloria Gaynor and not Aretha. So I had to look it up. Wikipedia says “Aretha Franklin never recorded “I Will Survive,” which is a common misconception perpetuated by peer to peer file sharing programs.” Interesting, thought you might like to know. I also stayed up all hours crocheting for the umpteenth time, and have huge dark circles to show for it!"

Stacey, thank you for correcting me.  You are so right!  See what sleep depravation does to you?   I must have had Aretha on my mind as she's a crocheter too.   :)
~Dee
   

2 comments:

wipforever said...

Funny you mention those songs...I heard them both on the radio over the weekend!

Get some rest!

Love
Sheila

docmjfitz said...

Very Cute - love the song!
- Andrea