“I have an affection for those transitional seasons, the way they take the edge off the intense cold of winter, or heat of summer.”
Not long ago, I watched the the older movie from which I drew this quote. It was a delightful little movie if you aren’t familiar. This morning, I was thinking about the analogy of making an American quilt and how the meaning of each square that was sewn in corresponded to events and times in our lives. Life events, like graduation, are such a transitional season. Moving us along from all the years we’ve been nurtured and grown by our parents, teachers, and the whole of our village. Now begins the new season of branching forth, finding new directions, and a sort of letting go of the hands that have held. A new season where she will begin to walk her own path.
I am very grateful to have spent time with Megan this day stitching moments into the quilt of her life.
Cherish your vision
cherish your ideals;
cherish the music that stirs in your heart …
and the beauty that forms in your mind –
and the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts.
If you remain true to them,
your world will be built!