Wednesday, November 7, 2012
LIKE A QUILT COMING TOGETHER
Last night was cold. I always turn off my heat at night unless it reaches down to 20 degrees outside. That temperature is my signal to let the heat stay on through the night.
Bundling up with lots of covers is therefore a ritual I perform every night once the cold weather sets in. Last night was no different. After watching the election returns, I threw the above quilt on for an extra good measure of warmth as I settled into my bed for the night.
This morning as I straightened my bed covers my mind was still on the election. As I tossed my quilt on top of the bed, I took notice of the many cloth pieces sewn together. My thoughts became aware of its colors, shapes and patterns -- it could be used as an analogy to the election results.
The election results appeared to tell us that yes, there are issues that drive a presidential election campaign. But in reality, like the quilt, we are individuals first and foremost not chess pieces moving around on someones poll charts. That we do vote with our own reality rather than the ones that are driven at us by candidates. By us being of different colors, shapes and patterns we can become a whole. A diverse whole. Like my quilt.