Francesca Battistelli – Write Your Story
I’m an empty page
I’m an open book
Write Your story on my heart
Come on and make Your mark
Writing is on my heart apparently lately in a way that is making it to my brain.
I started journal keeping in 7th grade not knowing that other members of the family kept journals. Journal keeping is a different style of writing, intensely personal and controlled. It’s the journal keepers story. It’s the story of the heart, no matter how it’s written:
quiet blank pages
full intense pages
we have an opportunity to write our stories on the hearts and lives of others and in turn have their stories on our hearts. the heart of a person is tender, needing a kind of care that only another heart can understand. God writes his story on our heart in much the same way with the tender compassion of someone who loves us so deeply that the thought of hurting us is as far as the east is from the west. The story God writes is different and unique and holy for each person.
some stories are private meant for few to see and read and become part; some stories are public and meant for many to see and read and enter in; some stories are meant to be read for the sheer beauty or agonizing pain to encourage, bolster, comfort others; some stories have such profound meaning that they will be read by many generations and others will be the quiet, steady ones that have deep meaning for the few, the closest, the dearest.
As quilters we write our stories with fabric (fiber) and thread. Our stories, our quilts are the words of our lives. The stories/quilts sometimes private and personal, sometimes public and like a memoir available for all the world to read.
No matter who writes the story, no matter how it’s written, no matter the “quality” or “technical skill” each story/quilt deserves to be read with the dignity and respect due the person. No matter how much we like, or not, the person.
Write your story, make your quilt with all of who you are right now – regardless of what anyone thinks or says. It’s your story. It’s your quilt. Don’t think about making art or writing a masterpiece. Make the quilts, write the words, tell the story that makes you happy. Use the fabric and colors that make your heart sing! Use the words and style where you feel the most free. It’s your story. Tell it yourself.