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April 14, 2012

If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering.
~Viktor E. Frankl

[This continues on a concept that began in the Love post]

 Some of us are poor judges of the patches we choose to put into to our quilt. We include colors that don’t match our personalities or materials that cause allergic reactions. These patches much be removed, or we will feel the warmth of our quilt contaminated with those incompatibilities.

Often our relationships are wrenched from us – through death, divorce or geographic separation – leaving a gaping hole in our quilt. We may stretch our existing patches together to mend this rift, until we find replacements or we may fill it through internal strength. Others of us, unable to bridge the gap, feel the coldness, and struggle to find ways to get warm again.

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  1. There are times when we need to cut those scratchy squares out and replace them with something new, that offers beauty and comfort.

    Play off the Page

  2. I filled the hole of a worn patch by transferring love to the new one. 😉 Melon – man.

  3. elaaw permalink

    In the first case, it takes a certain courage and clarity of thought to tear apart what we put so much energy into piecing together, and that we trusted to last. In the second case, we can hope that at least while we’re struggling, our friends will help us fill the void, until time has passed for us to heal.

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