Monday, May 17, 2010

Weaving Life

Loverby cut down an overgrown shrub that was taking up most of the corner in the yard. When it was gone, we were amazed at the room we suddenly had. He's going to build a little shed for garden tools in its place. It will look like an outhouse, with a moon cut out in the door.

It was a throw away shrub covered with tiny flowers and a red berry that wasn't edible, even by the birds. I won't miss it.

When Tess and I saw the pile of branches, we wondered how to recycle them. We started weaving them into a screen between two posts. In England, they call it wattling. We didn't have a clue how to, but it grew, unplanned, one twig at a time.

The more we added, the stronger it became. The stronger it became the more pleasing it looked. We started dreaming of things to grow on it.

We had sweet conversation as we worked and wove ~ of the dreams we each had growing in us.

It was good. The unplanned became.

Symbolic as I look at it through the new light of this morning.

11 comments:

em said...

That's really beautiful (and so is the woven art). ;) Love you girls...

katdish said...

So great! I love repurposing things. A great reminder that what some might disregard as trash can be still be useful. Lovely, Kathleen.

n. davis rosback said...

very very cool

Maureen said...

Wonderful idea! I can imagine a row of birds perched there and singing you awake each morning.

Susan said...

A perfect spot for a clematis or honeysuckle?
At mom's Kent home, she'd make tight, short, waddle fences for her beds. They were darling!

A Simple Country Girl said...

what a wonderful word, wattling

can we be wattled one to another?

Blessings.

Glynn said...

I looked at that photo and immediately thought about how it was like writing, the structure that allows the words to grow.

Corinne said...

"The unplanned became."
That is so incredible. Such an amazing feat.

S. Etole said...

you come up with the most amazing things ... both in word and deed

Billy Coffey said...

What a great idea! I would've never thought of that and probably could've never done it, but you've inspired me to try anyway with the shrub in our backyard that needs to go, too.

Kathleen Overby said...

It is like life, and writing, and relationships. Thanks for comment love. You inspire me folks. :)