A Breath of Kindness

“Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.” 

I did this needlework (a quote from George Eliot) many years ago for a good friend.  That friend has since passed away and the needlework came back to me.   It is mounted on brown velvet, done on linen with frayed the edges.  I added the stalk of wheat to signify  the chaff and grain. I will treasure it always and the friendship it was meant to signify.

I learned last night that my friend with cancer was put in the hospice program, less than one week after the fundraising benefit.  It made me think of this needlework and I wanted to share this quote with everyone.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Elsie Hagley
    Aug 31, 2008 @ 21:15:18

    This is great! breath of kindness.
    I find that as I grow older, memories are a great thing to keep us young at heart.
    Only yesterday I posted a blog on my wordpress blog about the rag trade and how it slowing disappeared,which I spend 30 years of my life working at.
    I wonder where it has disappeared to in New Zealand?
    I have gone back to crocheting, which I have not done for years, it’s great, only the fine cotton is hard on my eyes, next time I will get thicker cotton.

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