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Wheel for yarn

© Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

It was one of those old houses that still enclose the aroma of another time as if carefully locked inside to transfer you there.

She loved these places. It made her feel like entering a time capsule and travelling back through the ages.

A woman once lived here who knew how to spin wool for yarn. It was a quality skill to possess, and she probably made a living out of it.

Now, many aren’t even able to recognise what this wooden spinning wheel even does.

It’s a dangerous thing to forget our past; it blinds us to our future.

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16 thoughts on “Wheel for yarn

  1. MC, you covered a lot of turf in your story. Museums do have a particular smell to them that does transport you; sharp observation. They don’t even teach cursive handwriting in many schools now. One day we will regress to the beginning, where we can start again if we are lucky…

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  2. Very true. But all the old stuff is coming back on trend now. Like it’s fashionable again yet it was the norm for us back then. Like vinyl records. That was how we listened to music in the 70s, now there is a resurgence. It all comes back, like bell bottom jeans. Great story! 🙂

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  3. I misread your last line as “it binds us to our future.” Noticing my mistake, I realize that both are true, blinds and finds us to our future. How blind we would be to out future, if we had no memories of the past!

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  4. This is so true, but everyone seems to have forgotten this. And then history repeats itself.

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  5. Your final few words are so true, let’s not forget.

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  6. That is does. So much has been lost and more on the way.

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  7. True. Almost nobody knows how to flint-knap nowadays

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  8. The past holds so many ideas that formed the basis of our world today. Let us not forget.

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