I discovered a great blog yesterday - The Blue Hare, link here .
She (the blogger and quilter, Deborah) incorporated a wonderful poem called "Dust if You Must" into her beautiful quilt, entitled "Cherish" (taken from a word in the poem). I am including the words to the poem below, as it is a little hard to read all of it on the picture, at least for me. I contacted Deborah to ask permission to link to her quilt (always a good idea), and she was gracious in her response - as I am finding most quilters to be.
This is why I blog - finding beautiful blogs, quilts, and quilters, the world over. Deborah is from the U.K. Enjoy!
by Rose Milligan
Dust if you must, but wouldn't it better
To paint a picture, or write a letter;
Bake a cake, or plant a seed,
Ponder the difference between want and need.
Dust if you must, but there's not much time,
With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb;
Music to hear, and books to read,
Friends to cherish, and life to lead.
Dust if you must, but the world's out there,
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
This day will not come around again.
Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come, and it's not kind;
And when you go, and go you must,
You yourself will make more dust.