Sunday, August 28, 2011

Composing a Life

What would it take to see our lives as art, slowly being assembled and improvised into a harmonious composition?

Sampler Quilt, via Pins and Thimbles

"We see achievement as purposeful and monolithic, like the sculpting of a massive tree trunk that has first to be brought from a forest and then shaped by a long labor to assert the artist's vision, rather than something crafted from odds and ends, like a patchwork quilt, and lovingly used to warm different nights and bodies."
    —Mary Catherine Bateson, Composing a Life, page 4

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