Hooray, the baby quilt is done, well in time for the baby shower tomorrow!
While doing the hand-sewing of the border, I had ample time to think. I felt peaceful. The room was warm and quiet in the late summer air. A book on the shelf suddenly called out to me. In it, I found the perfect sentiment to mark the end of this project:
“Enlightenment is a state of constant creativity. It isn’t an end point–it’s only the furthest point on the horizon of our imagination. … the total process is always unfinished. Poets are very aware of this. Here’s Norman MacCaig, describing a July evening:
Something has been completed
That everything is part of,
Something that will go on
Being completed forever.”
Thanks for reading!
— Norman MacCaig, “July Evening” in The Poems of Norman MacCaig, ed. Ewen MacCaig (Edinburgh: Polygon, 2005).
–Paragraph is quoted from Subhadramati, Not About Being Good: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Ethics, p. 127.