Friday, January 20, 2012

Invisible Quilt

For a friend...

I have a gift for you, my friend, one which I hope will remain with you always.  Something that will keep you warm during the cold dark days, though the corners may grow threadbare and the down become thin from hugging it so much.

Squares of memory whose half-forgotten patterns come alive the more you remember;  familiar patterns of joy and sorrow, vestiges of old spills, geometric shards of dreams and laughter.  The delicate even stitches of time hold it together, and though one or two pull free there is nothing which will make it completely unravel.

You cannot see it but I hope that you can feel it;  the invisible quilt of love and friendship wrapping itself around you.

May it warm and protect both you, and yours, forever.

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23 comments:

  1. Those always leave my toes uncovered. :)

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    1. Quilts, or friendship? Everyone needs a king size one of each :-)

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  2. Friendship always warms the heart.
    And DL must have some big feet.

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    1. True friendship is a rare and valuable thing :-)

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  3. Lisa, i have no words. Some tears, but no words. Angi

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  4. Beautiful words... wonderful tribute...

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    1. Thanks MISH. I'm not very good at shopping for gifts - I thought this would be better than a fruit basket.

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    1. Thank you Steve :-) See response above!

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  6. Just absolutely lovely. A beautiful gift to give.

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    1. Thank you Stu :-) Nothing sweeter than the right words from the heart. As you know.

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  7. Your prose has a very poetic feel to it. I imagined an actual quilt and also thought of both happy and difficult times with friends while I read this story. Thanks for the good read.

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  8. Thanks for dropping by! Pleasure to meet you, and thank you. I do like poetry, but find it difficult to write as such. Glad the piece spoke to you :-)

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  9. As a bit of a quilter, I found this writing very warm and cosy :)
    Wagging Tales

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  10. Gorgeous - just reading it makes me all warm and fuzzy :)

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  11. Nice words...
    Best regards from Paris,

    Pierre

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  12. Really lovely. Really like the 'geometric shards'.

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  13. Ahh. love it! I have a special fondness for quilts, but this makes it even better. Perfect words and comfort for a friend. Now I need something warm and yummy to drink and a good book!! :)
    Cheers!

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  14. Given that reading this gave me a warm feeling as I was on my way to bed, I'd say you succeeded quite well in sharing the invisible quilt. Thanks!

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