I heard this story about hypergraphia on Morning Edition a few weeks ago and realized that I could be accused (diagnosed?) of having this condition; except with knitting…
It’s described as, “a driving compulsion to write” and also known as the Midnight Disease
At times I feel a driving compulsion to create with fiber – usually within the framework of knitting – and it can be overwhelming. But productive. BTW, thanks to everyone who posted or emailed about my twin set in IK – I’m STILL waiting to see it myself….
In addition to my current knitting, I’m also supposed to be writing several pieces right now and I’m experiencing a bit of a writers block. I think it has to do with time management, and I’m hopeful that this week while the kids are out of school, but engaged in a 1/2 day activity program at our recreation center, I’ll have some morning time to collect my thoughts. Try as I might, I can’t really get it together to write well in the afternoons, mornings are best for me.
Top on my list is, of course, The Book, or TB as I’ve come to call it. It’s in little pieces and I just have to write enough to sew it together. As much as I love finishing this should be a breeze, but it’s not. Then I have a few profiles due and – finally and most exciting – I’m writing a review of The Passion Of The Christ for Interfaithfamily.com. I write for them every now and then, most notably an article called An Interfaith Sweater where I discuss my connection to the Judaism of my husband from my own lax-but-proud Methodist perspective. I suppose as a Methodist I should remember that pridefulness is a sin, huh?
Today I’m taking Gerry on a surprise date! A friend is taking the kids for a playdate with her own 2 kids, so we’ll have the afternoon & evening to ourselves! We’re going to see Big Fish (I’m prepared to be totally overwhelmed emotionally, my own relationship with my wildly exaggerating late father – who did own a carnival among other unbelievable & true tails, was rather rocky. It remains unresolved)
Anyway, after the movie I’m taking him out to dinner at Cent’ Anni in Maplewood, then to pick up the kids by 9:00 pm. HUGE thanks to my friend!!
I hope you all have an amazing Valentines Day!