Gretta stopped in The Sail Loft for a visit. Her father builds wooden boats in the shop below. Barefoot, with long blond hair, little Gretta decided that on this day she would learn to sew a canvas bucket while her brother cut wooden planks for the sailboats downstairs.
“Its like a ‘Girl Saw’,” she said to Sarah. “All the boys work downstairs with the saws and you and Teresa work up here with the sewing machines.”
“No,” said Sarah, “It is like an ‘Opposite Saw.’ Instead of tearing things apart like the saws downstairs, this machine puts things back together.”
I smiled to myself thinking about how lucky I was to be able to sew each day in the company of Sarah.
Presently, months later, I am eager to return for another season of repairing sails, making canvas covers, and enjoying the simplicity of the daily routine. Only this summer, having become fully interested in writing a great work, I plan to work less and write more.
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