On looking at the calendar this morning, I realized that today is the many-year anniversary of my liberation from a very
unhappy and unpleasant situation. Looking back on it, I marvel at how young and foolish I was in those days, thinking
that my life was falling apart around me. Now I can see that the unpleasant situation actually did me a lot of good,
by helping me to assess who I am and what I want out of life.
Therefore, today I will celebrate the acquisition of self-knowledge. I will celebrate the freedom to be myself,
with no need to apologize for my idiosyncracies. I will also celebrate the happiness of my life and the joy of
having dear friends who understand my obsession with sticks and string. I will revel in the ability to do what
I choose, when I choose, and with whom I choose.
How will I celebrate? Some sort of special dinner, I think, with a drop of Screech to accompany it. Just
a wee drop, though, as there is lace knitting awaiting me beside the Knitting Throne, and over-indulging in Screech
will inevitably result in either tinking or frogging, neither of which is a desirable process.
Onward to the future...