Sunday, May 26, 2013

up and away

I'm thinking about challenges.
The sort that quilters seem to line up for with eager eyes.
There is usually a theme that must be considered.
Criteria to meet.
Sometimes even color restrictions or required fabrics.
Barriers and boundaries.
Why does this not stunt creativity or even stifle it?
It makes me think of the expression, Necessity is the Mother of Invention.
Amazingly, forcing yourself to think within a certain parameter, to create within certain guidelines is freeing.
It is another of the great paradoxes of life.
Somehow, the challenge itself becomes a spring board that launches us into the wide open sky, to flip and turn at will.
Landings vary, but often are as spectacular as the flight.
Daily life is full of challenges and the Necessary.
They can generate for us a compressed energy and even a momentum to find a way up, up and away.

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