|A small repair shop in Manhattan|
I had a discussion with family yesterday and was reminded that my sisters are all the ones in their families that know how to fix toilets, operate a skill saw, cut, fix repair and all those things. My sisters claimed that it had something to do with my father owning a hardware store, where they'd become quite used to the fact that folks would come in on their own to buy whatever they needed to make repairs. I think it also had to do with my mother's engagement in the arts and my father's encouragement of her every effort.
Most people really don't know what they're missing. We get a a sense satisfaction and accomplishment from having saved old things from making a journey to the dump and knowing them to have come back to life in our own hands.
Make, fix and create...