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My Paris Coat ~ The Mender’s Sojourn

It’s been almost two months since I blogged from the perspective of the object being mended. In Surrender To The Mender I was the coat letting go and receiving “quality

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My Paris Coat ~ Surrender To The Mender

Wrapping my head around the concept of surrender was proving impossible, until I committed myself to playing the role of the coat, rather than the mender. Continue reading

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My Paris Coat ~ Mending My Life

I have a favorite coat I’ve been wearing for at least 12 years. It was made in Paris, but I received it second hand. I have a favorite life. It’s the one that I’m living every day. Like my coat it’s become worn with stains and riddled with small holes over time. Mend-along with me as I repair my coat and my life during a time of transition. Continue reading

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Solstice Mending Tutorial

The solstice ritual is over. The shirt is off the mountainside and on the operating table. No more dreaming of mending and daisies. Wrong side up – I had to surgically remove two small portions from the inner placket of … Continue reading

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Solstice Mending Ritual

Sometimes mending requires anonymity. It can’t be known or visible to others. It’s not social, but best done in quiet contemplation, alone and with simplicity. It is the longest day of this year in my short life, the first day … Continue reading

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The Unpredictable Geography of Mending

When I mend a pair of worn out jeans, I begin with the obvious damage, but often the threadbare places go uncharted until I begin patching – and soon another previously unnoticed area erupts under the needle. My soul sometimes … Continue reading

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