Monday, July 6, 2009
Quilting Bee #15
Good morning!! Thank you all for coming back to join me this week. I have set out some light but delicious things for you to enjoy today. Croissants with honey butter, angel food cake and the most delicious berries you have ever seen!! Fat, juicy blueberries, raspberries, strawberries & blackberries...yummmmmy. I have put out some melon, all mouth wateringly sweet and granola and yogurt. My local coffee shop has brought along not only some delicious hot coffee but she arrived with her granita machine..ever had one? Think coffee icee. You can add vanilla, chocolate, any regular coffee flavoring...I love em plain!! Honestly I'm not sure how she does it..but hers are by far the best in town!! I have racked something a little different today, a tapestry for you to run your fingers over and enjoy the delicious colors and textures as we try our hands at something a bit different..weaving. Please pull up a chair and join me.
Although I finished virtually no artwork, cleaning, hiking or time at the beach during my vacation. I did do alot of sitting and watching TV, thinking and reading. I love the movie "Signs", not because Mel is in it, although it didn't hurt...but really I love M. Night Shyamalan thinking process. I love how he develops suspense and sends you off in wrong directions, doubt yourself and become totally involved in the story. What I love about "Signs" is the story under the story... synchronicity. The idea that everything is tied together, even when we don't see it as it is happening.
Have you ever had those odd moments that the hair stands up on the back of your neck when you realize that had you not forgotten that paper and gone back in, started out one minute later you would have been hit by that huge truck that just missed you?? Do you ever write a piece here and then pop into three other blogs and find someone has been thinking the very same thing? Sometimes even the same type of photos? Beyond that you connect with that person on a different deeper level..you are in sync. I often wonder..why does this happen..what is the bigger purpose here. Is it just a funny coincidence? When you are missed by that truck do you just sigh and move on or do you stop and remember what wonderful things you have in your life? Do you take these little messages and consider the reason behind them?
I guess I tend to look for deeper meaning in most things. I love it when I write a piece and then see it in someone else's post too. Is there a purpose? I really believe we are brought together in this way for a reason. I think there is a real reason why we are in sync with each other..to share of ourselves. I love the honesty I find here, about real issues, real men and women sharing real life. Not movie versions, but real life, hard, painful, exhausting, joyful, exciting, blessed life. The ups and down of real life can be shocking, deeply upsetting..they can be real. They can also be so amazingly beautiful that you cry tears of joy. They are all a sychronized tapestry.
I guess I was wondering as I sat on the couch this week, do you all see the way the threads in your life are woven together with the threads of others here, how they synchronize to make pictures and pattens. Sometimes we only touch someone else's threads in one place, sometimes our threads are deeply woven into another's threads. Making rich, beautiful patterns. Why do we reach out to one person and not another, or deeply connect with one rather than another? I truly believe there is a beautiful synchronicity that takes our threads, painful and joyful ones and weave them together with others, whether we pay attention to where they meet..they do. I believe that the more we pay attention to where our threads are being drawn to, the more we see that bigger picture, not just the little patch of threads we are residing in, but the whole stunning tapestry. How our threads touch others and how theirs touch us. I for one do not believe things happen randomly, I believe there is a purpose and synchronicity for where those threads go.That we are intended to step away from our little patch and see the big picture. So...if you would like to please share with us what you think about this!
I am off to have a delicious granita and some of that delicious angel food cake with lots of berries hold the whip cream please. What would you like? I do love it when you join me to quilt our ideas!! Namaste, Sarah