|January and the first four days of February, 2012|
This process of acknowledging and and honoring each day that I live by weaving a bit of tapestry has become more than an addiction for me now--it's a necessity. I'm now into the fifth year of this habit, if I count my Month of May, 2008, the first time I attempted the daily practice.
Now, what makes something a "necessity?" A "compulsive power...." says my little paperback Webster's Dictionary. I find that having a few minutes devoted to weaving a distinct bit, starting it and completing it each day, gives me an immense sense of accomplishment. Yes, the bit I've woven is perhaps only 2" square, more or less. But I followed through with what I've intended to do. One more step in meeting an obligation--even if the obligation is one that I've set for myself.
Some of the qualities I value most in people are these: honesty, dedication, loyalty, persistence. I would like to know that I have some of these qualities. By attending to my tapestry diary each day, at least I exhibit persistence.
|Gray, damp, foggy today, the 4th of February.|