What Is The Maximum Limit of Support You Can Give?
Have you ever been scrolling through Instagram and thought to yourself, “I have ‘liked’ enough posts…any more would be too many.” Have you ever reached the maximum limit of support?
Infinite Limit of Support
When it comes to supporting your friends and loved ones, I would suggest that your capacity to support is unlimited. And extending your support widely doesn’t dilute it in any way.
Don’t get me wrong. Self care is critical. You can’t support others if you aren’t taking good care of yourself. And maybe I’m wrong. Maybe there is a maximum limit. Or maybe there should be.
But I’ve watched really great parents model this for me. You all will tirelessly and limitlessly support your children. Don’t think I haven’t noticed even though I’m not a parent.
Extrapolate that endless supply to any community you value and see how it works.
Going back to Instagram, I don’t “heart” every post in my feed. That would make my hearting somewhat meaningless. And I have had the thought…”I’m fresh out of ‘hearts’ for any more posts.” And then I acknowledge the fallacy of that thought and continue to support my friends and loved ones.
I am aware that I am late to this concept. Many of you (especially the parents) have long known this wisdom. For you, I hope it’s a reminder that even in unique and difficult times, we can reach deep and offer love and support without limit.
Isn’t it a beauty?!?
There are some folks who seem concerned about the reverse side of the scarf. Here’s what mine looks like.
A few things I’ll say about the reverse:
- I like the look. The small amount of stranded colorwork floats make the backside interesting. Especially with the high-contrast colorways of yarn being used. It’s definitely not as interesting as the public-facing side, but I’d be glad to show off either side whilst wearing it.
- The length of the scarf would easily allow you to wear the scarf in ways that would never show the reverse if you didn’t like it.
- The uniqueness of this pattern would make it way too complex for most knitters to design this in a way that it was reversible. And you’re going to enjoy how clever this pattern is, you won’t even give a shit about the back. Just the interlocking color cables alone are ingenious.