Sunday, May 13, 2012

the water's fine

I made a gift of love with ulterior motives. Is there such a thing?
The gift was a mini-quilt for my niece.
My motive was joy.
That doesn't sound too ulterior does it, but it really was.
The joy I had in mind is the sort of life-long and abiding joy found in quilting...both for yourself and others.
I am hoping that my sister and her daughter will take that leap into the dark that all creativity requires.
I am hoping that upon seeing how easily joy can be made and shared, that they will want to jump in too, into the delight of quilting.
I imagine them standing on the shore watching me paddling about in a circle and splashing happily.
"Come on in!" I cry joyously.
The water's fine!!

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