Saturday, March 13, 2010
for the children
i'm reading greg mortenson's "three cups of tea". retired mountain climber, like edmund hilary decades before, mortenson turned his attention to helping the people who helped him. mortenson built schools in the small northern pakistan villages so that the children could be educated. he provided education to the girls (something mostly unheard of before). he says the educated boys tend to move away from the villages. the educated girls stay and help the whole village.
i've been looking at photos online of the villages and schools. the contrast of the bleak grey rocky landscape and the vibrant colours of the the children's clothing is remarkable. that contrast was the inspiration for this skein of yarn.