Feynman: Nature Uses the Longest Threads To Weave Her Patterns

By: Gwendolyn Alley aka Art Predator

Jun 21 2013

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“Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.”

–Richard, P. Feynman, physicist

I loved this quote because it reminds me of how everything is connected to everything else. On Monday, I had a big test at school, and so I liked the idea that one thread would lead me to see the whole answer. Right now, my life feels a bit unravelled…but hopefully, if I spend some time with this bit of thread, I will see the organization of the whole and stitch my life back into place.
And speaking of stitching…
While you might think the practice requires patience, she says no–

“What it does require is meticulous attention, attention to your fingertips, to the soft trailing thread, to your breath and to your position.”

During the first-ever 3-day introductory “Stitching Buddhas Workshop” in Ojai, June 21-23, 2013, Leslie will use “film, discussion, laughter, a bit of meditation, and lots of hands-on practice, we’ll connect to the ancient stream of wisdom carried in silk thangkas.”
I’m hoping to drop by the workshop and see it in action, take some photos and share the story here. But there’s lots of other work to do for grad school and endless blogging too, so we’ll see if I make it up there.
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