Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Life as a tapestry

I grew up listening to Carole King, and one of my favorite albums (you know like a record - I know I'm dating myself) was the Tapestry album and I listened to the title song for hours and hours.  It always struck me as an odd song (I've never been very good at metaphors) but I do feel like our life really is like layers and layers of beautiful tapestry.  Like the song says, "an everlasting vision and ever changing views".  Over the course of our lives we stretch and grow and as a result of that our views change.  We think that we have our lives all figured out and then something happens that pulls the rug out from under us and before you know it - we're in a new place growing in a different direction - and that's hard!!  Even though it's scary and can be intimidating, I like that we don't always know what's ahead for us (and I'm a person who doesn't like change).  There is some comfort in knowing that things won't always turn out like we've planned (and boy am I a planner) because even though we hate to admit this, if we knew what was waiting down the road for us tomorrow, we probably would make different choices today.  But because of all the layers in our lives (the things we've gone through before), we have the resources to grow and change with confidence.  The comfort we find in our own tapestry today will make for a more beautiful one tomorrow.

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