Reblog: Why have Hobbies?
I have always struggled with the question about my hobbies and suspected that I was the most boring person on planet Earth as I did not know anything interesting (for others…?) to say. Who wants to hear “reading, writing, hiking, cycling” I wondered.
This Blog gives an answer… and a relief if you allow it to.
Enjoy a beautiful read and I would like to thank Aunt Beulah for this wonderful post.
In a recent Peanuts cartoon, when Lucy told Charlie Brown she was thinking of starting some new hobbies, Charlie said, “That’s a good idea, Lucy. The people who get most out of life are those who really try to accomplish something.”
Looking appalled, Lucy replied: “ACCOMPLISH something? I thought we were just supposed to keep busy.”
In the past, I thought like Lucy. Viewing hobbies as busy work to fill my idle moments, I pursued decoupage, macramé, origami, tatting, and yodeling. Each endeavor enjoyed the same success as my wish to be 5’6”.
My search for a busy-work hobby peaked when I scoured fields and ponds for nuts, pinecones, grasses, and twigs, which I used to make Christmas wreaths. I gave these creations to loved ones, who exclaimed happily and hung them in their snug homes.
I had used liberal amounts of a smelly liquid adhesive to attach my found…
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