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And What is your Truth….

July 25, 2011

by Nicky Perryman ~ Textile Artist

Words float in my head, unbidden, wandering trying to go somewhere. Like me. Phrases lurk in the shadows looking for a home, a purpose, a connection to something, somewhere. Like me. Beauty rests somewhere unfamiliar, somewhere in yet to be charted territory. Peace and tranquility. Joy. Meaning. Purpose.

The truths of life are the same, from one to another. The real truth crosses all boundaries of time, space, creed, nationality, age and utters its whisper softly and gently to all who listen. I raise my head from a pillow of tears just long enough to look into the eyes of truth and then turn away. Frightened of what, I do not know.

Our truth connects to a bigger whole should we be fortunate enough to find it. When removing the gauze of indifference, or fear, from our eyes we may look upon the face of God…of truth…of that which gives life and takes it when it is ready. Truth is etched upon the hearts of women throughout history, before, during, now, and future times. A string runs through our lives connecting one to another drawing us in, weaving us carefully into a patchwork quilt that is life.  There is no beginning, no end, only now and eternity.

Our lives are our own and yet they are not. Our lives belong to the universe, to the whole, to the patchwork quilt. What we give of our truth will find its way into the pattern, into the beautiful, kaleidoscopic tapestry of eternity, bright with colors, shapes, sounds and above all else, love. What we love will be our legacy. How we love will be our truth.

Its written across the pages of history that as mere mortals we are called to speak the truth and to love. They cannot be divided. One without the other is incomplete. Find your truth and live it in love and your legacy will unfold bit by bit to find its place in the tapestry of eternity.

A Note about photo: I stumbled across the photo of the quilt and loved it. I have discovered it was designed and made by Nicky Perryman, a textile artist in the UK.  You will find more about her and her work on her website Nicky Perryman Textile Artist.  She also has a fan page on Facebook:

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 25, 2011 4:44 pm

    lovely, dorothy. vicki 🙂

  2. July 25, 2011 4:46 pm

    You are dancing in beauty, Dorothy . . . swirling truth’s threads masterfully . . . partnering with guiding symbols of transformation . . . seeing clearly . . . speaking/writing in your own blood . . . Thank you.

  3. July 25, 2011 9:35 pm

    …Beauty rests somewhere…in yet to be charted territory. Total connective whole truths..remove the gauze of Indifference and see all. My heart leapt in disbelief seeing my mind and heart put into words. So beautiful to read and realize there is someone else who has a mind traveling to these same places, some desperate, some fearful, some joyful and some without bounds. Absolutely loved reading this. Thank you, from one soul to another. Thank you for the threads connecting us – one to another.

  4. De De permalink
    July 26, 2011 9:04 am

    Your words ring true to me as I am struggling to find my place and legacy in this world. “How you love and who you love will be your legacy” are your words and struck a chord in my heart. As I think of my childhood and all the love bestowed upon me by family that is now long gone, it seems that the tapestry of love is continuing in me. I am a quilter and can appreciate the combination of individual pieces making the whole beautiful! What a beautiful way to explain our existence! Thank you for your words of joy, hope and happiness and the thoughts of each of our love continuing to eternity.

  5. Abby Montry permalink
    July 26, 2011 1:27 pm

    How absolutly beautifully put…. I totally relate to your insight
    The quilt is stunning…would love to purchase one if available…and, Thank-You…

  6. July 30, 2011 2:00 am

    Truth and love should be our greatest legacy and if that is our only legacy then we have done well.Love this piece as it touches my soul. Thank you.

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