Isn't there a scripture verse about not laying up treasures that can be subject to robbers and moths? I did seem to remember something about that? Mmm, maybe they were thinking of a large stash of wool when they wrote those words?
I pressed "1" to get more information, for that is how rich I feel now! I could, at least, be protected against robbers; the moths I wasn't so sure about! My phone isn't working well and so the phone call was disconnected before a live person came on the line. I could only hope this phone solicitor bugged me as often as the others! I was now a wealthy woman that needed protection from robbers, after all, aren't wool robbers common? (My neighbor later made me realize that there are robbers by phone and all for the click of a button...insecurity easily reigns when one has great wealth!
I understood now why religious embrace poverty and childlessness. Children and wealth can be burdensome and "unfree" and I recalled what it felt like to have just given birth and suddenly have a helpless baby to raise for some thirty years (the most recent estimate of how long it takes to raise a child until becoming self-supporting and my experience concurs!).
I also recalled purchasing my first and only, wonderful, computerized and automatic embroidery machine. It was like my fingers had suddenly become obsolete, as they had just been replaced by something able to stitch hundreds of stitches per minute! But I am still here hand-embroidering designs for I am not fooled! My fingers have even greater value now, as they do what no machine can do, rare and imperfect hand-stitching! Their labor is still elevated beyond any machine work!
I am a new master and with it comes the responsibility of stewardship. (Perhaps I am an unknowingly a member of Garrison Keilor's fictional, but very real church, Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility in Lake Wobegon?). All is well, except this acquisition is so wonderful that I really do expect "lightening to strike me dead now" for my husband and I know full well, that without bad luck, we wouldn't have any at all! Whatever did I do to deserve this? I have no answer to this question, but I will get busy and get to sewing quickly just in case, but first I must bag it all, and put it away, and that leads to another unanswered question, where?