Honour The Weave

 Posted by on January 13, 2012  Add comments
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A single thread can seem incredibly fragile but to me it possesses powerful attributes.

If the thread runs true, if it keeps an inner integrity and strength, it can then run in parallel to similar threads and be the basis for a strong weave of fabric.  The thread can be of one brilliant colour, or delicately muted, or shining white, or black as the void, but more likely it will be of many colours just as  we reflect and respond to our lives. 

The threads of the warp need to be strong and true to wrap around the loom, to hold their place there and provide the means for the weft, (the threads that weave back and forward through it), to create a woven fabric.  When we weave our lives we are interlacing threads.  These threads may be stories, memories, adventures, friends, enemies, love songs, heartbreaks, frustrations or successes, the twigs and straws of our lives that form the weave that is us.  Our lives are like a single thread. 

I think there are times we need to be like the warp, to understand our purpose and how to hold our place in it, to be the strength for other people to draw on, to inspire others, to give love and to be there to be leaned on.  But we also need to be like the weft.  How rich the tapestry is when it is filled with many vibrant colours, of differing shades and tones, of textures rough and sheer. But it is hard to be that single thread, that single stitch, and be able to see the tapestry, the fabric in its entirety.  And maybe the single thread doesn’t need to see the completed fabric, they just need to know that they are part of a bigger design but oh so necessary to be there, to hold the warp and the weft in place.  To honour the weave.

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  4 Responses to “Honour The Weave”

  1. I love the colour the shape and the patterns – but most of all I am entranced by your words. A lovely message, Pauline. Thank you

  2. Pauline, what you say is very profound. As a meditator i am drawn most to the last comment. We speak of being in the moment – complete, whole, just as we are, just being. Using your analogy, we are the thread and it is the character and quality of that thread that contributes to the whole, rather than us having to worry about the whole before being concerned about the thread. It starts with ouselves.

    Thank you.

    Warm regards.

  3. A beautiful image. I bet it prints well. Wonderful insightful message. I think this group is weaving our own tapestry. Becoming something bigger, strengthening each individual thread.

  4. Ahh, you wonderful woman! As I read each post a response starts to formulate and I love it when I read the comments below and find my feelings echoed. I love what you have to teach and share with us Pauline and I love the feeling that we in this group are part of a new tapestry, something growing in richness as time goes on, and the weave strengthens.

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