I’ve been making baskets a long time now.
The process chose me originally, intuitively. And then I chose to go deeply,
inward, into the calling.
Over time, I’ve come to realize
my pieces are a sharing
the stories contained in the hours, years, weaving, living that grows a piece.
the basket has made me into a storyteller.
Now I begin to feel the elder steppes on my journey
outward, drawing on the calling
as a storyteller,
to sharing what I’ve come to know
teaching a collection of those who hear
in their heartspace.
I build upon new form, a container of connection.
as it intuitively ended up, I crafted a life, and learned my skills from living the craft.
each beginning reveals me to myself,
and I am grateful to the basket
guiding my way to live
Judy A. Zugish