Tuesday, September 7, 2010

meant to be broken~

"It's just that...I just think that some things
are meant to be broken.
Imperfect.
Chaotic.
It's the universe's way of providing contrast, you know?
There have to be a few holes in the road.
It's how life is."

Sarah Dessen (The Truth about Forever)


























I do think some things....
are meant to be broken...
imperfect....

























with holes in the road...
wandering grapevine...
Selene is...
finished...blocked....


























warm and cozy....
and  perfectly perfect to me...



providing the contrasts...
are good enough...
and the motion is not too chaotic .....


















and hoping you will bear with me...
as I search for the keys...
to unlock....
some things....that's the way life is,
you know?

49 comments:

twntygreydays said...

that is really beautiful!

Char said...

to quote one of my favorites - "we are all broken in the most beautiful places. it's the cracks that make us beautiful"

kim said...

Oh, Selene is so pretty! Love the holes.... :)

Myriam said...

C'est tout joli! Bravo!

nicole said...

That's the wonderful thing about knitting, it can offer us little bits of comforting perfection (softness, warmth, order, symmetry) in a very imperfect world. Beautiful knitting!

the nest said...

... like ripples in calm waters...
... like a seed opening to sprout...
... like a moment in a beautiful day...
i see it. i see in your wrap too.

best ~ annri

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

"Perfectly imperfect" is a whisper in my ear quite often.

Wonderful to see you, T. xo

emma lamb said...

it is beautiful T, perfectly perfect as you say... :)
emma x

YarnSnob said...

Selene is beautiful, you are beautiful, lovely to finally see your face, not camera shy anymore :)
xx

ELK said...

oh how i love gray .. the way it falls ..the softness of selene and you . imperfection is such a part of life at every turn in many situations..the fact that you remind me of this in such a special way is a gift today

beth said...

we will bear with you....

your knitting continues to amaze me....
as does your hair.

soft warm thoughts to you....

Sam said...

There you go causing the knitting urges again..... The pattern is beautiful Theresa. I love it.

peaknits said...

another thought provoking post...we are hopefully always continuing to unlock things - good luck as you explore! That Selene is beautiful and it is good to "see" you as well!

Christina said...

hello my friend,
you continue to warm my heart.
one love~

Brittany at Home Ground said...

This is gorgeous, Theresa! I've been feeling the need to knit recently... I keep thinking that maybe I can finish a cowl or a wrap by the end of winter. Ha, silly me! Oh well, I suppose I will have to weave. Which isn't so bad either :)

Vicki Knitorious said...

Gorgeous.

Camilla~ Bloom said...

Beautiful T.
Just like you.
Love how knitting can soothe the soul-
This lovely wrap must really warms your heart.

Wendy said...

lovely, lovely, lovely!

and it's the holes and cracks that let the light shine through.

perfectly imperfect, truly.

justinegordon said...

thank you so much for visiting my blog and your comments, I have admired your blog for ages - I wish I could knit and sew it all looks so beautiful and your photography is wonderful.

Julie said...

it's gorgeous, just such an amazing shawl!

susan (florali) said...

a truly lovely wrap.

britt said...

it is gorgeous!! and just in time for cooler weather!

lilalucena said...

and so perfectly lovely!!!
enjoy it T!!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

You look adorable!!!! We so rarely really get to see you :) Love, love, love your new wrap ~ it's perfect ~ the brokenness has woven a fabric that has brought beauty into this world.

lisette said...

Oh so pretty! So, so pretty!

Kristi said...

t- you create such beauty both with your hands and your words. lovely.

Jane said...

Hope things are going better for you Theresa. I've been thinking of you. Hopefully, the time away at the ocean helped you. I know our vacation helped clear my mind a bit. Your wrap is wonderful. Hugs to you. xo

Renee said...

Perfect. Absolutely lovely! :)

Doreen Kilfeather said...

Perfectly perfect to me...beautiful woven yarn and words Theresa...it's so strange...I recently felt particularly drawn to Marions keys - and so I bought a beautiful set of them...and I'm beset with thoughts about unlocking! But I'm not sure what...I think its a search for clarity, for peace of mind, a search for self? Who knows - I feel I have answers but am not sure what the right questions are!...apologies for waffling on about me - but you possess an ability to make people reflect xx

Erin Wallace said...

First of all, the wrap is gorgeous. And I do agree with you about the brokenness. I have really come to believe that it is through brokenness that we temper and become our true selves. And now I'm thinking of breaking the glass at Jewish weddings, breaking kindling for fires, breaking open pecans - the list is endless.

xo Erin

Carolyn Parker said...

I'm doing similar things right now-- those keys are elusive, but hopefully not invisible.

Stephanie said...

Oh yes. Search for the keys my friend. You will find them when you need them and of course, we will wait. Hugs.

Ainhorn said...

...absolutely beautiful, I love the quotes, too. I can't knit, but I think it really can be helpful.

andi said...

Knitting is so much like life- so much is said about the knitter in their knits. The patterns that are chosen, the yarn selected and the love that goes into every stitch. Selene is beautiful- what does that say about you?

lila said...

the keys are inside your heart ...
so good to see these gorgeous pages back!
big,big.biggest hugs

Divas and dreams photography blog said...

Oh how I love your soulful posts dear and gosh you are such a beautiful women inside and out!!! I adore your knitting projects and your writing...and yes some things are meant to e broken... from there we can build something new... broken are never the end but the begining....

Do you remeber that my daughter did not get accepted at the photography school? Well now I´m teaching her at home..starting from scratch..I feel a bit like a stay at home mom with a 17 year old..lol.. doing homeschooling....but I think this is the best solution for now and hopefully she will have a better chance at the school next time :-)

Love your friend C

Knitting Out Loud said...

Gorgeous shawl!!!

life is just one puzzle, challenge, after another. Ben Franklin, or Winston Churchill said something like: "I've never failed, just done 10,000 things wrong."

L'Atelier said...

what a wonderful shawl! i must go an favorite it in rav...
see you there
xo

Larissa said...

Your wrap is beautiful! And you are gorgeous in it. So nice to see you.

Evelyne said...

So beautiful, I love yours photography...
Have a nice week end from Paris.

raining sheep said...

Gorgeous wrap and exactly what is needed this time of the year. I hope you are doing ok!

Caroline said...

Oh my...holes in the road. I wish they were as pretty as your knitting ;). I understand holes...a little to much for my liking too!

bettina harvey said...

Hi Theresa!

Gorgeous post.....in words and imagery.

B

Sarah said...

How wonderful that piece is, and thought provoking words as ever - a beautiful piece - and hoping you are finding peace

Kylie said...

oh, this is so beautiful. perfectly perfect. x

Rachel said...

Some things are meant to be imperfect I agree...but not this knit. It (and your images) are the definition of perfection. Beautiful...

mariana said...

you are insanely talented t. you create so many beautiful things. mxo

sam lamb said...

oh my, that is a beautiful shawl. and the most wonderful colour too.

Eliza said...

I love it! And is that you??