It never ceases to amaze me how often a friend says “How do you know Jane?” Insert any name you like. The response for me usually is through thirty-three years working at the same place, a lifetime of volunteering with Girl Scouts and a hospice group, or along my writing journey.
It’s fun to make the reconnection and it reminds me of how small our world really is. No matter where I’ve met them, they have a common link, they are good-hearted, respectful, caring friends who have made a difference in my life.
A few days ago, that very thing happened to me. It sparked one thought and then another. Before I knew it, the following poem came to life. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to share it with those people that have woven love into your life
A Tapestry of Hope
Threads of life connect us all.
Multi-colored ribbons of endless textiles
Tribal motifs, gentle cottons, sturdy burlaps, luxurious silks
Each strand has purpose, each purpose has worth
Some with frayed ends, others miraculously unspoiled
Common and uncommon, grounded by perspective
Woven with tenderness, this rainbow enchantment
Spreads a superlative quilt of warmth and refuge
Over mountains and oceans, religions and politics
Strengthened in crisis, prominent amid disasters
Immune to pandemics, persistent and loyal
These threads of life called LOVE
by Diane M How
Who are the people in your world?
Do you share the same morals and values?
How has it affected the life you are living today?