Thursday, April 12, 2012

the view

Quilting is definitely the  indoor equivalent to hiking.
Like spreading out a map and plotting a course, even so we quilters orient our inner compass and draft a plan.
We gather equipment and set off with a spring in our step.
This is almost always short lived and followed by hours of tough slogging.
The trail grows dim and difficult to follow.
There are switchbacks and windfalls.
It can seem like we have passed the same spot before and indeed we have.
I have picked out and resewn the same spot with the bewildered angst of a disoriented daytripper.
Ahhh, but the view.
It's worth the blisters and the sweat.

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