Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Water is patient

April has come back from her road trip through the states. She worked on her quilt in the van while Andy drove. They went down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico and then across to California and then north up to Vancouver. By the time they return to Montreal, they will have driven 20,000 km. She's getting ready to finish the edges.
Water flows.
When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress.
Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you.
But water always goes where it wants to go.
Water is patient.
Remember that, my child.
Remember you are half water.

from the Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

8 comments:

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

HOW LOVELY THAT QUILT, THAT WATER POEM
THAT WATER PHOTO GLISTENING AND VAST.

"Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it." LAU TZU

Karen said...

Beautiful.

Serena said...

yes beautiful!

Notjustnat said...

Judy, this is beautiful!

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

...AND YOU ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL!
NITE NITE

La Dolce Vita said...

great post, amazing quote and words... oh my...

Grace Martin said...

I love everything about this so, so much

Jennifer said...

Beautiful quilt and beautiful words. Makes me think that the mystery of water is much like the mystery of the divine.