Tuesday, May 10, 2016

UNEXPECTED INSPIRATION

The Thread Stone
Mother Metaphor
On Mothers day, a girl who reads our blogs wrote to Wendy Golden Levitt about what we mean to her.  It was a very fond, wonderful and tender letter about her life and feelings, and made me weep.  In one part, she told about collecting Mothers:

"i will collect many mothers. michelle, grace and you are my second and third and fourth mothers. i love this a lot. collecting mothers. i arrange what each of you mothers got in a soft bag  where i keep my special things. i put a flat rock from the lake with a different coloured thread around it. and i write down black for my real mother, orange is grace. yellow is michelle. blue is wendy. like that."
Inspired, I made this stone--giving Wendy three different blues because she shared the story, and I kept the birth mother black at the center, then yellow for me and orange for Grace Forest.  I saw as I was wrapping the thread that some strands had drifted, which gave me the idea of braiding them all together!
Now We Are One
~*~
May we be happy.
May we be free from suffering.
May our hearts be easy no matter what comes to us in life.
~*~

5 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

thread mother
one of Many

Mo Crow said...

beautiful!

jude said...

oh, how perfect

Nancy said...

So beautiful Michelle

Judy Martin said...

This is very special. I agree with that girl - you are each, Michelle, Wendy and Grace - very wonderful mothers.

Thank you for making my day quite a bit better. xoxo