I was talking with a friend recently about how to keep going despite all the challenges. She said to keep a “fat head” file in which you put all the nice, complimentary things people say to you. On a down day, whip it out to encourage you. So today I started my fat head file. I put this picture in it from a girl who used to walk by the bench every morning with her mom on the way to school. I love it because the knitting needles are green and living, with what look like coiled-up chromosomes inside. And the knitter is invisible, totally absorbed into the knitting, which is what happens when I’m in the zone.