Am I the only person in the world who would copy
I never took sewing as a kid. My sister Abby took a series of sewing classes at the local Singer Sewing machine store. The other day she talked to me about what she had learned in her classes and how the basic attitude of the women who taught her was " There is just one way to make a dress. Any variation is wrong." My sister made some really impressive clothes when she was in High School.
She asked me the other day about how I make clothes. And I began going on and on about how I see each garment as a work in progress . How each element of a garment can be made in an infinite number of ways. How I see sewing as a series of problems to solve with the best possible solution. How some seemingly junky solutions can end up being surprisingly elegant.
My sister said " That sounds like much more fun than the way I was taught." It probably is, although my approach is fraught with it's own brand of anxiety.
I hope that the next four years bring us public officials ready to face our very real problems with a fresh eye, coming up with creative solutions that ultimately work. Yeah... it is much harder to run a government than it is to make a dress but it takes many of the same problem solving skills,