L R Knost, Sewing and Gifts

08 Jun

A friend shared these words today and they strike me as very pertinent. They are the words of award-winning author, feminist, and social justice activist, L.R. Knost who is the founder and director of the children’s rights advocacy and family consulting group, Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting.

“Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.”

Be that light.

I have been sewing hard for a week, making two little fabric books for a friend’s one year old son. We’ll deliver them to their doorstep tomorrow.

A dear friend called by today with some shopping and we sat in the garden for an hour or so, catching up and being together (in a socially distanced way!) Lovely J brought with her some scones she had made this morning with a pot of Cornish Clotted Cream and a beautiful posy of Suffragette colours. What a gem, what a very thoughtful and much needed gesture of solidarity and friendship.


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5 responses to “L R Knost, Sewing and Gifts

  1. Sandra

    June 9, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Beautiful things indeed. I love it all but especially the books you have been working on. What treasures they will be!

    (By the way, the theme music for Hay Digital last month – wonderful event in lieu of the real thing – was a lovely piece which I found so gorgeous that I did some research. It is called Beautiful Things by Philip Guyler. It’s a piece of library music, just a few minutes long and described as “Lyrical, warm strings, piano & harp remind of all that’s good in the world”. I love it and of course it made me think of your blog among other things.

    You can listen to it here:

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 10, 2020 at 11:31 am

      Thank you, that was lovely and I’m so glad it brought my blog to your mind. A’s Mum is delighted with the books which she is saving for his first birthday in a couple of weeks. 🙂

  2. commonprose

    June 8, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Lovely little books and delightful flower arrangement!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 10, 2020 at 6:55 pm

      R loved the books for her little boy. They are going to be part of his birthday present later in the month. xx

  3. beth

    June 8, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    And thank you for sharing them with us


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