Spinster, a New Definition

Spinster: A woman past the common age for marrying and unlikely to marry. A woman whose occupation is spinning.

Both these definitions fit me. I was married. It didn’t work either time. Not likely to do it again. I spin. I spin using a drop spindle. What I spin is not the normal fodder for yarn. I have a couple of long-haired cats. I have balls of cat fur yarn that I am crocheting into a scarf.

New definition: A woman who spins stories out of the very fiber of her being.

Every story I write has part of me in it, in every character, good and bad. I do not know any other way to write than to draw on my life and experiences to build the stories. All that I have learned goes into the spinning of the tale, even the fantasy tales. Every day I add to the stockpile of fiber for these tales. With all I have and all I gather, I should be spinning yarns for quite a while.

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5 thoughts on “Spinster, a New Definition

  1. Pingback: Spinster, a New Definition | MRJones

  2. I hope you’re giving the scarf to someone allergic to cats! Your posts are a little sad and a little light-hearted, but tell a lot about you. I love that. I want to see some photos. LOVE the masthead photo! Just keep blogging …

    • The masthead is a shot I took off the porch of a friend’s cabin on the Bolivar Peninsula. The scarf is mine because it has the fur of many beloved cats in it.

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