Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.
I’m a knitter, so I know all about this word. It is the most dreaded of tasks, especially if you’re nearly finished with a piece and then you spot a flaw way back in the early stages. My perfectionism won’t allow me to leave it. Sometimes it’s possible to pick up a stitch without unraveling the whole piece, but often the only solution is to rip out almost everything you’ve done and start all over again.
If you’re an experienced knitter, you will unravel carefully, winding your yarn into a ball, until you reach the error, when you will be able to slip your knitting needle into the loops easily.
Sometimes life comes unraveled. And what I learned this morning is that ravel and unravel mean the same thing. English is a weird language.
Thaw and unthaw, though, are not synonyms. Unthaw really isn’t a word. I guess to unthaw would be to freeze, right? That last little bit was a freebie, by the way. No charge, and you’re welcome 🙂
Anyway. When life comes unraveled, there is often not much to do except wait for the thread to quit pulling, and then see what can be done to repair the damage. Something I’ve learned in my nearly 70 years is not to come all unraveled when life does, because it just doesn’t help. I’ve learned to go somewhere private and allow myself to cry or holler or pound walls, whatever seems helpful, and then you go back to the situation and deal with it like a grown-up. Tantrums just wear you out, and they’re usually non-productive.
Although they are kind of fun sometimes. Releases a lot of negative energy.
Don’t you love how unraveled this post is?