Wednesday, April 07, 2010
The Quiet Center
Come and find the quiet center
In the crowded life we lead,
Find the room for hope to enter,
Find the frame where we are freed;
Clear the chaos and the clutter,
Clear our eyes, that we may see
All the things that really matter
Be at peace and simply be.
--"Come Find the Quiet Center" Shirley Erena Murray
Last week we continued our tradition of closing the studio for Holy Week. This year that meant traveling to a place on a beach to sit and watch the rhythm of the waves and tides, a time to ponder and recall the events of Holy Week, and moments of worshiping with Christians that we've never met before. These are all things I cherish and am thankful for. It was very fitting that through our travels we stumbled upon the above sign one day. How many places actually require you to go so slowly?
We know closing the studio may prevent some of our clients from being able to acquire the stoles that they need. We are sorry if this was an inconvenience but we are grateful for the time that allowed us to find the quiet center as the words from Ms. Murray's hymn remind us of.
We are rested and ready to be designing, stitching and serving again. Through the joy of the Resurrection we now look forward to celebrating the church's birthday...stay tuned for new Pentecost designs!