the beguiling work of maggie taylor
my mother gave me courage and compassion
she gave me arms open and a heart to see
a world where we all live in the house of belonging
and wisdom worn so true it would stand in shelter
to all the inevitable punches to the heart
she gave me a love of words
a modest sensibility
the desire to cultivate a deep interior life
ease and comfort with needle and thread
the grace of forgiveness
the ability to make something from nothing
a deep passion to live life fully, permission to dance on tables,
tenacity and a lot of grit.
she gave me patience
she taught me to care in small and extraordinary ways
about the outcome of humanity
all stitched together with a white hot conviction
to live a life well lived.
what gifts did your mother give you?