OK. I was reading Crazy Aunt Purl’s blog and she was chatting about “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka. Hysterically funny, yet gripping story. I remembered, then, another Kafka short story I read. I thought it was called “The Wall”. I think I was wrong. I cannot find it by Googling. Could it possibly even exist if I can’t find it by Googling? I’m perplexed. I remember being very impressed and disturbed by the story, so why can’t I find it? This was my junior year in high school. We read the prerequisite “Silas Marner” and from there it was all out. Mr. Cobb was my English teacher. Strange man. Wonderful teacher. I do know that he influenced me greatly and made me bolder about reading. He also introduced us to Arthur Miller and Henrik Ibsen. Have you ever read Flannery O’Connor? I read her at the impressionable age of 18 (back in the day when that was an impressionable age). I also read my first William Faulkner fiction the same summer. It was “The Barn Burning”. After that I read “As I Lay Dying”, “Absalom Absalom” and “The Sound and the Fury”. I have no favorites by Mr. Faulkner. I love them all. But, this Kafka story is bothering me. The book was a textbook back in the day, so I don’t even know where to begin looking, but look I will. The basic story premise was that two prisoners had escaped from the walls of a prison only to be scaling a wall to freedom. The outside wall faced open water. Other than the sheer terror of the story and the palpable fear emanating from the two prisoners I’m a bit blank on the details. If the idea rings a bell, please let me know. If not, I’ll continue looking. I’d like to read it again as an adult.
I have a sad knitting story to tell. I finished the first clue in my April Warshrag KAL and the designer had something happen in her life and is unable to get another clue out right now. I understand. That happens, but don’t designers work through a design a bit before starting a KAL? Am I naive? It’s not like I’m mad. That would be stupid, but I think I might just knit a free dishcloth design that is already available and forget the KAL. Maybe it’s me? Maybe, I have KAL cooties? Stranger things have happened. I’m not even sure why I have this need to knit a warshrag other than I’m desperate for public knitting and can always use a warshrag. I love them and I think they make great gifts with a nice handmade soap wrapped in them.
Yesterday afternoon we had the sun. It was deceptive because I thought it would be warm, but aha!!! It weren’t. It were kinda chilly. This is spring. And, this is a spring sky.