10.12.2007

Tapestry

We spend our lives weaving a tapestry of sorts. The largest ribbons of color are our family and closest friends. But a tapestry made up of just these people has gaps. The other people we weave into our lives – some only as thin threads – are what give our life its texture and its strength. They fill the gaps in the most amazing ways. Their colors reflect on the ribbons and on us. Weaving them into our tapestry creates for each of us a magnificent, dense and interesting life.

And when life takes a wrong turn, that tapestry becomes a blanket that we can wrap around us or a safety net into which we can fall.
” (Elizabeth Edwards – Ladies Home Journal, November 2007)

Carole King wrote and sang a song called 'Tapestry' in the '70's which I have always loved and in conjunction with the above quote, it makes it clear that my own tapestry consists of so many threads. She says her life is a tapestry of rich and royal hue and I think ours are the same. Your colors are woven into my tapestry and make it bright and beautiful. I'm hoping my colors do the same for yours.

7 comments:

feltc said...

Carole King is one of my mom's favorites. I grew up listening to her stuff on records, no less, (my mom wore out 3 tapestry albums in her day, so I gave it to her on cd a few years ago), and so I definitely can groove on some Carole King now and again. Great quote and thoughts as always. You uplift me, Jan!

Emily said...

I love the thoughts! You are so uplifting to me. I enjoy your blog so much! I love the new banner!

hoLLy said...

beautiful image

Natalie Scott said...

LOVE the banner, Jan. CUTE!

Also love the tapestry idea. Beautiful, uplifting thoughts.

Jori said...

Great post as usual! Love your new banner too!

100 Percent Cottam said...

so great! and i love the new look. very flashy indeed!

Hayley said...

love the new banner jan!!! adorable!