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Thursday, October 14, 2010

the low stool

i love this padre pio quote. perhaps because it has to deal with crafting. but mostly because it has to deal with our perception of the world around us.

There is a mother who is embroidering. Her son sitting on a low stool sees her work, but upside down. He sees the knots of the embroidery; the tangled threads, and says: "Mother, what are you doing? Your work is not at all clear?"

Then the mother lowers the embroidery frame and shows the right side of her work. Each color is in its place and the variety of threads form a harmonious design.

So, we are seeing the reverse side of the embroidery. We are sitting on the low stool.


  1. Liz -that's beautiful. It reminded me of Our Lady Undoer of Knots

  2. Hurray for St. Pio! I've been to his tomb in San Giovanni Rotundo and he is one of my favorite saints. Hadn't heard that quote before, but its certainly a great one! I'll need to remember it when I get stressed out about life.

  3. I love this - thanks for sharing it.


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