The Weft of Life

“Shall we liken Christmas to the web in a loom? There are many weavers, who work into the pattern the experience of their lives. When one generation goes, another comes to take up the weft where it has been dropped. The pattern changes as the mind changes, yet never begins quite anew. At first, we are not sure that we discern the pattern, but at last we see that, unknown to the weavers themselves, something has taken shape before our eyes, and that they have made something very beautiful, something which compels our understanding.”

– Earl W. Count, 4,000 Years of Christmas

As a weaver, I particularly like weaving being used as a metaphor for Christmas and am appreciative that a blog friend introduced me to this quote.

To all of you, I wish you love and laughter as you go about the business of weaving your own tapestry.

Happy holidays!

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2 thoughts on “The Weft of Life

  1. Linda,
    What an amazing surprise to find the scarf I admired under our tree Christmas morning! Michael told me how you re-created the design after he called you. You made my Christmas very special.

    Thank You and Happy New Year! Mary Jo

  2. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Love the quote and the metaphor, thanks for passing it on! Z

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