Sunday, September 20, 2015
Slow Sunday Stitching - Abscission
Fall is my favourite season and I like to be outside as much as possible to soak up the sensory pleasures of the season. I love the sound of the rustling leaves that crunch when you walk on them, the sight of the beautiful gold, orange and red fall colours, and the smell of the decaying leaves in the forest.
If you like to collect fun words, here's a good one for you - abscission. This is the process by which trees let go of their leaves. That's right... they just let them drop off.
It's a good reminder to us to do the same - to discard that which no longer serves us.
Just let it go. Loosen that grip, and stop clinging to what we think we need.
Of course, it's easier said than done!
Have you ever tried a butterfly release? I just happened to get a butterfly that was reluctant to let go. It just clung on to my finger.
We bonded. We talked... mostly it was me doing the talking ;)
I briefly considered stuffing that beautiful creature in my pocket and taking it home. But I didn't. I waited patiently, explaining about the wonderful adventure waiting just beyond those trees.
And then, just like that, it let go and flew away.
Today I will be slow stitching outside, enjoying the beautiful fall weather while I put a few more stitches in this embroidery block. I will be thinking about abscission and what needs to fall away.
What are you hand stitching today?
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