Tag: Utopia

March 18, 2013 /

Daily Prompt: Impossibility

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – the White Queen, Alice in Wonderland.

What are the six impossible things you believe in?

I believe in:

  1. My ability to complete all of my unfinished knitting projects before I lose the ability to use my eyes and my hands well enough to knit
  2. My ability to knit my way through my entire Yarn stash, currently exhibiting all the signs of  signs of SABLE (Stash Acquisition Beyond Lifetime Expectancy)
  3. My ability to spin my way through my complete fleece and rovings stash, also currently exhibiting all the signs of  SABLE
  4. That achieving Item 3 will not affect Item 2 and that achieving item 2 will not impinge on efforts to achieve item 1.
  5. World Peace and a future Utopia – Star Trek World, if you like.

1 – I have a schedule for the knitting and slowly my pile of UFOs (Unfinished Objects) is diminishing. It was 31 items high, when I determined to get it under control. This is what it looked like when I reviewed the problem last September:

My UFO pile (knitting, only)

I believe that I can finish this lot before I have to give up knitting for good – not to mention all the projects that spring into life at times when I should be completing existing ones…

2 – I could show you my Yarn stash but I would need a very wide angle lens to pack it all in. The challenge is to deploy the yarn stash in new projects whilst still achieving the diminishing of the UFO pile in item 1. I believe that this can be done.

3 –  I could show you my fibre stash but I would need a very wide angle lens to pack it all in. Of course, if I spin it all up into yarn, this will inflate the Yarn Stash and then I would need more new projects in order to use it up and this would take time away from finishing all those unfinished objects. All the same, I do believe that it may be achieved.

4 – Yes, I do believe that I can juggle and balance and achieve everything all at once. Why, can’t you?

5 – No, I am not being flippant. I do believe in Star Trek World – which is my name for a Utopian future Earth, with no national borders, no cash  currency system, and every person engaged in fulfilling work to the benefit of all. I have to believe in Star Trek World because it embodies all of my hopes for this planet.

The thing about believing in the impossible is that it encourages us to try and if we try, we must necessarily  achieve part of the goal – whereas, if we do not believe then we are not stirred to make any effort at all. I could just sit here and say “I’ll never finish all that knitting, I may as well just put it on a bonfire” – but that’s no way to live my life and I would never achieve anything if I took that line.

If we aim for the stars, we may just reach the moon.

EDIT: 6 – I also believe that I can read instructions properly and count to more than 5. *blush*

 

Further Impossible Beliefs: