http://rachelheldevans.com/ra-noe-woman-valor It's an amazing story. I love the images of weaving beauty through the "mistake" in the pattern.
Jessica quotes a Rainier Maria Rilke poem in that post and here is the poem in its entirety.
of her life, and weaves them gratefully
into a single cloth—
it's she who drives the loudmouths from the hall
and clears it for a different celebration
where the one guest is you.
In the softness of evening
it's you she receives.
You are the partner of her loneliness,
the unspeaking center of her monologues.
With each disclosure you encompass more
and she stretches beyond what limits her,
to hold you.
I love the images of the weaving and the ill matched threads and the beauty that comes out of that. In the second poem, the silk enters the weaving and takes the image of beauty-even if it's a moment in a "lifetime of pain." Our weaving a new life has pain and beauty. Our life sometimes feels like a bunch of mismatched threads. Yet, we weave on...trusting that we will see the tapestry some day.