I’ve been wrapping up my 2013 One Little Word year with “pilgrim,” (which was a great word, by the way,) and gearing up for my 2014 OLW. I knew I needed a word that would inspire my art and poetry and yet wind its way into my life as well. So I’ve chosen the word “weave” for next year.
I love the process of reading the definition and synonyms, and finding quotations. A Chinese proverb I found brings me joy:
“Don’t stand by the water and long for fish; go home and weave a net.”
Another quotation that I can’t find the author of is this:
“Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives, and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique.”