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Dancing Off Round
Dancing Off Round
Textile Art
39" x 47"

DANCING OFF ROUND

Please help me, Wisdom.
Just look at my steps.
They turn this way and that
And that way and there,
And then at times they just go off…..somewhere.

I look at the others.
Their steps are so straight,
And their circles….ahhh…
Their circles are so clear and sound.
And mine are….well….
Well…..my circles just seem to be quite off-round.

I try so hard to dance with them,
But I seem to always lose my rhythm.
Please help me, Wisdom,
For I try and I try.
But I fear I have lost the dance of my life.

Wisdom was smiling;
My dear, dear child,
You are going to be fine.
But first, I must tell you something you need to know--
“Somewhere” is a lovely and a perfect location to go.

Now, I can see that you try so very hard.
But in all your trying and dancing,
You have overlooked one step.
A step so, so easy to do…
You must decide, my child, to change your view.

You see…
God is well aware of you and your dance of life--
Your striving for perfection,
Because God sees from all directions.

Your dance is really much easier than your trying allows--
Your perfect dance of life with them.
So, should you decide to change your perception
And see the beauty in your circles off-round,
Just stop a moment and watch them dance
By turning your tapestry around.

By Mindy Smith
©2012