I visited friends this week and she is an avid quilter. She told me the story of how during the detailed work, which has now culminated in hours and days, had met with a little moment of diversion but it had not changed the results. A beautiful piece of art. As I was looking at the quilt she asked me if I could see the 3D effect. Upon laying out the quilt in the living room to get a full view of it I could see it. But as I looked at it on the table in a pile I could not see it.
You can see here by the pictures the details of this work. I was reminded how each stitch makes up the whole. I am reminded that as I sit and look out the window and wonder what next I must remember that each stitch of my life will make up the whole. And although I might have something spilled on me and need cleansing now and again, it cannot stop the stitches of my whole. I must keep going, keep stitching and when the time is right my own quilt of life will be complete and as anyone lays it out to look at it they will see the depth and dimension of each stitch.
So as life unfolds before you and you wonder "what next?" remember to keep stitching it together so when the time is right your whole will be assessed as beautiful and complete, likely with a missed stitch or two creating what A Song of Faith reminds us:
"Creating and seeking relationship,
in awe and trust,
we witness to Holy Mystery who is Wholly Love."