As we Chinese say, 天下無不散之宴席； there is no unending feast under heaven. We all have to say goodbye to old friends.
I am better at starting projects than finishing them, but in time, however long it takes, I finish them, one by one. Finishing a project brings satisfaction but also a sense of regret. The better they turn out the more reluctant I am to pronounce them ‘done’ and let them go. And go they must though some may linger longer than others.
It’s midday and 39ºC (102.2F) outside so I am indoors taking photographs of my model in my latest creations before they go to charity. I don’t think the ice maiden is thrilled with being swathed in wool and alpaca today but then maybe her expression says ‘I couldn’t care less’.