This is my most popular pin

knotchart

I have Pinterest angst. I pin amazing shit, like ballet dancers in everyday life, room-owning gowns and luscious desserts, and almost without exception I get nada in return. Nobody likes, nobody repins, nobody even notices.

I say almost without exception, because I do have one pin that has sort of taken off for reasons I won’t pretend to understand. It’s the poster above, a Columbian rope chart, full of hitches, splices and many knots. Perhaps it’s captured people because so many of us see a length of rope as a fact in and of itself, instead of a door into so many possibilities. This poster reminds me that even the simplest things can be beautiful and useful if you take the time to understand them. And it reminds me that Pinterest success does happen. Even if everyone ignores my amazing treehouse dreams.

Want to see what else I’m pinning? Look! It’s me!