Paper patterns make a life
In the back room of a dressmakers shop lived a row of paper patterns. Some had yellowed with age, but the fingers of the seamstress unerringly drew the pattern she wanted from the collection. She knew them all by heart. They were familiar friends.
We all have our own row of familiar patterns. I know which cup I’ll choose for my morning coffee, which Internet news website I’ll read first. My fingers reach for that favorite T-shirt to wear when the stack is fresh from the wash.
Just as there is growth in newness and surprise, there is comfort in predictability. We need both in our life to thrive.
I am an idealist.
I don’t know where I’m going
but I’m on my way.
It’s all about balance. Thank you for this post Lakota, as I sit here writing with my morning coffee in my favourite mug. <3
“Just as there is growth in newness and surprise, there is comfort in predictability. We need both in our life to thrive.” I can’t agree with you more. I think incorporating both in my life helps me stay mentally healthy.
That is the essence of holistic living, to embrace the totality.