Tuesday, May 23, 2017

heart ache and delight, both are gifts

everything that occurs is actually the path itself

the best I can do, the most and the least
walking barefoot in my house

grounding myself, keeping my energy balanced

and my vulnerable innerness
I am past menopause now and children have flown, but that does not mean that I have stopped my deep and powerful inner life

In fact, my inner life is immense

it is a cloud, a beautiful cloud
I am an emotional thinker

blessed and lucky to be  given time to

pour my love into these cloths

it is all a gift

the glittering water, the bird song, the trees

you can scream into your journals

I am making simpler and simpler quilts

I am enjoying the process more and more

we know nothing
even about ourselves

(virginia woolf)
quilts are the strongest art form to express intimacy

I become part of the cloth as I stitch

and then I cover you with me
nothing extra

just dedication

there is a horizon between reality and our ability to imagine

i want to be loved

i am here
use everything that happens as a means for waking up

wake up

the sun is available always

it shines on everyone with no discrimination

(pema chodron)

13 comments:

  1. simple and direct...I love Pema and these intricate stitches work will with her words.

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  2. such beautiful textures

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  3. Wonderful post, Judy. Yes, everything is the path to awakening, everything is our teacher. Your quilting is always ravishing. Happy spring/summer. xx

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  4. I like the 'I cover you with me' idea. It is so very true with quilts.

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  5. Bless you.
    You are loved
    and your love shines through in your work.

    Love these new minimalist but not simple pieces.
    Love you...dear friend
    Hugs

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  6. I have no words...just, thank you.

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  7. I sense your sharing has blossomed.

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  8. I am so pleased and given joy by this post today. I never post, but this one today really moved me. Just Wonderful! Thank you.

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  9. Wonderful quilt and wonderful words! Very touching! Thank you!

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  10. There is poetry in your words and your work Judy. Thank you for both.

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  11. speechless before your beautiful words

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  12. Your words speak kindly and reassuring to me today. Flowing smoothly, surrounding your beautiful stitches. Thank you.

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  13. A quilt for the inner life, so beautiful.

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx