By Beverley Johnston
Change the fabric of your own soul and your visions,
and you change all. (Vachel Lindsay)
I am aware that beyond this space the weather is unsettled. The dark foreboding clouds in the north are contrasted by the bright, setting sun in the west. The wind is whipping the trees and rain drops are bright splashes on the window. But I am inside. I am settled.
As I begin to write, a seam “picker-outer” from amongst an array of sewing notions nearby draws my attention. It guides my awareness, becoming a metaphor for my life.
How very easy life would be if it was possible to unpick all the wrong stitches made in a lifetime. Things incorrectly bonded could be quickly parted, and sewn again with surer stitches, stronger stitches.
Do-overs! It is hard for me to remember all the do-overs I would like to have redone. But they remain, stitches of the past, clumsily attached or loosely basted.
I choose to concentrate on seams that are sure and tightly bound.
Life mirrors my every thought. As I keep my thoughts positive, life brings me more good experiences.
© Beverley Johnston 2016
Redo was originally published in “Creative Journey Five Minute Meditations for Transformation” Published by Heartspace Writing School.
Biography –Beverley Johnston
Beverley Johnston taught school in four provinces and has travelled extensively in Canada and abroad. Her most prized accomplishments involve her family, having been honoured as Unicef Canada’s Volunteer of the Year (1999) in Toronto, being awarded first prize in the Writers’ Collective of Manitoba/Free Press contest (2009) at Winnipeg’s Millennium Library, and first prize for a children’s story in Helen Isobel Sissons/P.A.C.E. Award in Toronto (2013). She writes to feed her soul.