in the arsehole of diogenes

NEO-HERACLITUS_____________Qweir Notions in the arsehole of Diogenes: weBlog of a septuagenarian Binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Thursday, 9 August 2012

Knitted by my mother


before her dementia,
this sock has been darned
respectfully - and latterly by me
(as you can see).
It is 25 years old today.

1 comment:

auban said...

In Henning Mankell's crime novel, 'The 5th Woman' Inspector Kurt Wallander observes :-

“When I was growing up, Sweden was still a country where people darned their socks. I even learned in school how to do it myself. Then suddenly one day it was over. Socks with holes in them were thrown out. No-one bothered to repair them. The whole society changed. ‘Wear it out and throw it away’ was the only rule that applied. As long as it was just a matter of our socks, the change didn’t make much difference. But then it started to spread, until finally it became a kind of invisible moral code. I think it changed our view of right and wrong, of what you were allowed to do to other people and what you weren’t.”