Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tangled Tapestry

It often seems to me that our life is

interwoven with nature and other people.

Much of our life weave has come from our

environment and our choices: we socialize

with friends we have known for years, we go to the same places for vacations, and we
delight in refamiliarizing ourselves with foods and repeated experiences.

When we feel this way about our life, we are in harmony with our inner and outer worlds. And we feel comfortable and a sense of peace within ourselves.

The North American natives saw this in spiritual terms. It is known for instance that the Inuit would pray for the spirit of the seal they would kill -for they shared this earth with the living spirit of all of nature. And the seal they depended upon for food and clothing was part of this shared spiritual experience. And even though they would take the seal's life it was important that it be done with reverence and respect.

The tangled tapestry of these rushes seem to be a metaphor for life. It's the source for a future painting.

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