Weaving

Weaving.

It is often said to be a metaphor for life, representing magic or the understanding of universe. Threads that interlink and grow to one new whole.  

I went online to look for quotes – because where else do you look for weaving quotes, if not on the world wide web?

The following thoughts resonate with me, expressed by the man who was the emperor of Rome in the years 161-180, he was also a stoic philosopher. In his own words:  

Gold coin of Marcus Aurelius (AD 166)

Never forget that the universe is a single living organism possessed of one substance and one soul, holding all things suspended in a single consciousness and creating all things with a single purpose that they might work together spinning and weaving and knotting whatever comes to pass.

Marcus Aurelius

Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?

Marcus Aurelius
Bradley Weber/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

Somewhere here – I’m just thinking out loud now – the symbolic weaving of a fabric and the longevity of (precious) metals have something in common. They both remain over time, either because they are events that interlink with one another and cannot be undone, or because precious metals cannot be destroyed.

What does weaving mean to you?

I have always liked the idea of mixing hard metals with soft techniques. This year, my theme for the A to Z challenge is “Metal meets textile”. From A to Z, I talk about work with metal wire, textile techniques like crochet and knitting, show some pieces I’ve been working on, share some thoughts on metal, textile and jewellery. I hope that you’ll find something of interest to you!

6 thoughts on “Weaving

  1. Nice quotes by Aurelius! Really enjoying his work recently! When I think of weaving, I think of the masterpiece stories I see on woven tapestries and how interconnected our stories intertwine with one another.

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    • You hit the nail literally on stories and weaving there, mentioning tapestries! Many times we don’t even know how our different stories interwine, we are but single yarns, but together and over time, we become part of bigger stories. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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    • Oh yes, warp and weft are nice words, they sound like people, could be sisters or brothers to each other, couldn’t they? “Did you see Warp and Weft yet?”
      I like your thinking of story plots as weaving, I never thought of that, but it does resonate with me.
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I appreciate that!

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