Sunday, January 29, 2017

Persian Flaw

Persian Flaw

"In ancient times, Persian rug makers were deeply religious and believed that only God could make something perfect. They would deliberately drop in a small faulty stitch, a flaw, into each Persian rug. In doing so, a “Persian Flaw” revealed the rug maker’s devotion to God."--Karel Weijand

So we will crave
the circumstance of our shame.
So we will allow
only the treacherous in. So we will do
to ourselves what was done
to us. So we will gain mastery.
So we can believe
that it was love.
So we will learn
that love is empty.
So we can become
So we will meet
So we will be granted
no more choices.
So there can be only
our long fall in offering.

So in the falling
we will thrash our limbs
and plead for rescue.
And in the silence that's returned,
we'll find our wholeness.
And in our wholeness, we will clasp
the broken stitch,
and in that embrace
there will be born
devotion, and in devotion,
we will know our worth,
and in our worthiness,
we will offer up compassion.
And our compassion, we will find
a god in every failing.

 --Kristen McHenry

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