“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” ~Rumi
This piece I have been working on is dedicated to my Sister who recently lost her husband and is now losing her home. It is called "You Were Born With Wings" and is very rich in symbolism. Only 2 months after losing her husband she is losing her home and it is unimaginably heartbreaking for her to have to leave the "nest" that she lived in for 34 years with her husband and where they raised their children together. The 2 eggs in the woven nest represent her two children and I may add a third for her granddaughter. There is more meaning woven and stitched into this piece but maybe it all doesn't need to be said right now, besides it is still a work in progress so more may evolve.
I have tried my best to support her during this horrible time in her life and understandably, she has not always been able to be there for me over the last year as she dealt with her husband's cancer and finally his death. When I called her tonight I started to cry about some health issues I'm having and she was there for me so fully and completely that I suddenly realized she is finding her own wings. She is letting go of the life she knew and is taking her first steps without feet in this groundless place she has been thrown.