Life Lines

Why not

weave just as your life is –

a tapestry that is you.

You can do that with art,

and you can do it with life, too.

It is not that hard.

Choose that which grounds you to be there first –

earth, love, identity, spirit.

Then add all that is you and soar upward.

Find patterns and

feel rhythm:

Inhale exhale

laugh cry

work play

give receive

rejoice mourn

lose and gain.

Over – under

over – under

over – under.

Put yourself into it:

swatches of an old skirt,

bark from the woodpile,

yarn from his scarf,

a gifted rock,

garden twine from the garage,

patching from your jeans,

and certainly pages from your favorite story.

They are you

woven together

as the fabric

of your life.

6 thoughts on “Life Lines

  1. This is enchanting! I love how you did this!! My blog is named common threads because of all that we weave into life, threads that intermingle and mix and overlap and dance. I love the verse and the photo. A powerful blog today. Have you ever read Foolsgold by Susan Wooldridge? She talks about her process of nature collage and the creative spirit she finds in the outdoors. Your writing reminds me of hers! I love what you’ve done here today.

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    1. Thank you! I would love to weave together! I finally re-discovered something that I really love to do with my stash of yarn. I don’t know why it took me so long- I made literally hundreds of woven potholders back in the day. It’s coming around again, I guess:)


  2. This classical metaphor gains new life with your extension of it. The inclusion of the objects in the weaving would seem to be figurative tropes, but then the lovely picture of your product reveals that your speaker paradoxically expresses the figurative and the literal simultaneously. Now that is powerful!


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