I was nicely surprised by my niece Linda to receive a photo of this wall quilt displayed in her home; from an exhibit in Oak Park, IL in 2012. Linda graciously nudged my memory to help remind me. As in all memories, coming forward, tightly wrapped, deep within time’s measure. . .familiar territories. . . .to find we are the music. .
Following should be why the time and why the difference. Some of the why’s in our lives deserve our thought and some will require great courage. To even get to a why in thought requires footwork but we know that and avoid the work while we can. Rules change even while we breathe and I have learned to anticipate. Rule one, start now. And good luck.
The moon assists the drama,
heralding the arrival
of the event,
locked within memory.
A place, deep within time’s measure
nudges from familiar territories
the clockwise turn of events.
Incense, sweet hay,
pungent holly, sweeping palms,
The eye follows the moon rays
to find the final beam
lodged in our heart.
The ear strains to hear the lullaby last
to find we are the music. . . . . .
(if you have one of my quilts, I would appreciate a photo to nudge my memory. It is a gift when I look upon something hand done and see what was accomplished. I guess I took seriously not to let the left hand know what the right hand was doing or something like that. This was a real pleasure to see. )