Sunday, March 20, 2016

Circles are 'HOT' in quilting, and Friendships

Quilting designs with circles are 'da bomb', you might say.

They look good with stripes and plaids.
They looks good with moderns and solids.
They look good with elegant fabrics.

There is a blog I read sporadically:  Brain Pickings which reviews books, providing a very thoughtful and well researched recap. I came across this one today and I found it pretty interesting.  Who hasn't gone through a 'friend breakup' at some point in their life?

Steinbeck and the Difficult Art of the Friend Breakup

“I can’t consider you a friend when out of every contact there comes some intentionally wounding thing.”

“A friend,” wrote the poet and philosopher John O’Donohue in his beautiful meditation on the Ancient Celtic notion of anam cara, “awakens your life in order to free the wild possibilities within you.” But what happens when a friendship ceases to magnify your spirit and instead demands that you be a smaller version of yourself? While David Whyte is absolutely right in that “all friendships of any length are based on a continued, mutual forgiveness,” there comes a point past which granting forgiveness yet again for the same hurtful behavior becomes not an act of moral strength but one of moral weakness — an exercise in self-mutilation in the unwillingness to relinquish what has metastasized into a draining or even abusive relationship.

If you want to read the whole review, HERE is the link.


  1. I can relate to this with a family member. I am a better person without her in my life - sad but true

  2. Thank you for the are one smart cookie.....


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