Posted by: Mermaid | July 1, 2012

From “A Single Thread” by Marie Bostwick

“I always tell students that quilts are made up of straight lines, but that isn’t true. Quilts are made of broken lines, just like life. Over and over again, we try to walk a straight path but run into dead ends, sharp corners, and uneven ground that cut us off and forces us to change direction. Sometimes it’s painful, other times joyful. But it isn’t until you take a moment to stand still, step off the line, and back away that you finally see the truth. Those unexpected turns and startling about-faces, the chaotic path? It wasn’t chaotic at all. When you step back to see where you’ve been, you discover the shape, the reason, the intricately beautiful patter and vivid colours of a life stitched together from what, at one point, had seemed nothing more than mismatched scraps and broken lines. Stepping back, you see there had been a design all along, and a designer.”


Responses

  1. It needs courage, strength,patience and persistence to be able to do that!!!

  2. Yes, true. May Allah grant us all this and more :)


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