One of the definitions of mosaic as defined at dictionary.com comes in its use as an adjective.
I think that humanity as a collective and as an individual fits into that definition of a mosaic.
In thinking of this definition from an individual standpoint, I am reminded of all the “pieces” that form me.
Light, love, history, stars.
Magic and music and words.
My own and others’ all flowing together, seemingly haphazardly and yet forming a beautiful picture.
I have not been pouring my words out onto pages lately (outside of my morning pages that I am doing through my Artist’s Way journey). I have many things vying for my mental space, my research, my focus. Some I’m not ready to talk about and some have words swirling that I haven’t been able to reign into a coherent stream, giving them the space they deserve. My last post, A New Way to Unwind: Learning to Knit, was written prior to its scheduled release. It had taken me a while to write since I had so many things that required my immediate attention. One being that my mother-in-law was not doing well. On August 31st, she passed from this world into the next. She spent 88 years on this earth and touched many lives. There is so much more to say about her and when those swirling words have decided to align and flow from my fingertips, I will give them the space they deserve.
I will say that she definitely added pieces to the mosaic that is my life.
On my birthday, I usually reflect on my personal growth over the past year. My birthday was September 12th, this past Saturday. I have crossed into being 43. Those words, too, are waiting for me to sit with them and give them the space they deserve.
They will come. And I will set them down.
For today, I honor the mosaic of life.
Thank you to all of you who have added beautiful pieces to mine.
Let your light shine!