To what is the definition of mend?
verb (used with object)
to make (something broken, worn, torn, or otherwise damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing:to mend old clothes; to mend a broken toy.
to remove or correct defects or errors in.
to set right; make better; improve:to mend matters.
verb (used without object)
to progress toward recovery, as a sick person.
(of broken bones) to grow back together; knit.
to improve, as conditions or affairs.
the act of mending; repair or improvement.
a mended place.
Mending is SO much better than rending. :)ReplyDelete
I just finished a novel 'The Art of Mending' by Elizabeth Berg. It touched on your thoughts here, as the main character was a fiber artist and found herself mending relationships as well.
I don't know if I read that one - off to check and see.Delete
I think that time in solitude is often mending time. I read the Art of Mending a few years ago. Now I'm thinking of another book but I think there was a quilting metaphor. We all need to do more mending.ReplyDelete
That is an interesting thought about solitude and yes, to everyone doing more mending.Delete
Do I do it...no. Maybe, maybe I will replace or tighten a button. Maybe. But I have to love the piece of clothing enough. I just cannot stand to sew. Have taken lessons and tried hard to like it. My mom sewed beautifully but no thanks!!ReplyDelete