This fire hydrant taught me a big lesson - it reminded me to Carpe Diem - “Seize the day!” The Latin phrase encourages us to embrace “the here and now” and not “someday”.
For many years this particular fire hydrant sat on a corner — faded and rusted. I would pull up to the stop sign and the morning light reflected the pale colors and patina. I was smitten with the beauty and was inspired to take a photo, but my camera was at home‚ three blocks back. This went on for about five years. Every now and then the light was just perfect, but I didn’t have a camera with me. “Someday,” I thought.
One morning during my drive, my heart sank. The town had painted the hydrant bright red! I forever lost my opportunity to capture the loveliness of the patina and rust that had taken years to create. You get my point — Carpe Diem! Don’t let opportunities slip by. There is no promise of tomorrow.
If a La Veta Quilt Retreat is on that bucket list, now is the time to start making plans to attend in 2018. Quilting is more than just making a quilt. It is a journey filled with ups and downs. With each project there are setbacks and victories. La Veta Quilt Retreats are not only about sewing and creating but a primary focus is on creative self-evaluation and discovery. Come to La Veta and reconnect with yourself!