Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Putting the pieces of your life together

I heard something on EWTN today that I wanted to share. Has your life ever felt like it was unraveling, like a ball of yarn? Have you ever found that the strands of your life, the roles you play, have been strewn around the room in a jumble? Imagine Our Lady, sitting quietly in a corner, picking up the threads of your life and knitting (or weaving) them all together into a beautiful tapestry to give to God. Here is a haiku I wrote based on this image.

in dappled sunlight
piecing together my life--
she weaves silently

5 comments:

Charley said...

This is a beautiful reminder about our Lady and what she does for us with the Lord. Well spoken!

Charley
http://journals.aol.com/cdittric77/courage

Staying in Balance said...

Thanks, Charley.

Wendy said...

That idea of our lives being woven into a tapestry reminds me of the book "Of Human Bondage" by Somerset Maugham. I love that idea. Now I'm going to have to read that book again.

Anonymous said...

I always try to find the "golden thread" that is weaving through my life. Sometimes I don't recognize it as gold at first -- but when the "trial" is over, I see the gold.

Btw, I liked the new picture!

Staying in Balance said...

Wow, Wendy. I'll have to try and look for that book now!

I agree, Lifeisgreat. There is always a golden thread there somewhere!

Thanks re: the picture. It was too hot in the other clothes! ;)

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