“No matter how extreme a situation is, it will change.”
“Natural events balance themselves out by seeking heir opposites and this process of balance is at the heart of all healing…”
All life is continual destruction and healing, over and over again.”
“…healing will follow upheaval.”
Yesterday’s word, disaster, was all about change in my mind. Today’s word, healing, makes me think of change also and how people change after being sick. Sometimes they die, and sometimes they change their lives completely; they exercise, they eat organic food, think positively, don’t drink, etc.
In the sense of quiltmaking, we can start a project and ruin it in some way, either intentionally (it wasn’t working out, so we slice and dice it) or unintentionally (knock over the paint on to the project). This means that the project has taken an unexpected and unplanned for turn. A project won’t ‘heal’ itself. You have to facilitate that ‘healing’ by fixing it. Fixing it can mean incorporating the new reality into a new design or it can mean abandoning the project and starting something new.
Even an abandoned piece may get a new life down the road as a back or a stuffed toy or the answer to a disaster with another project.