A Hope from The Fabrics of Our Lives

Chenille, corduroy, velvet, satin, seersucker, cotton, and dotted swiss are fabrics of our lives.  It just so happens that these are my favorite fabrics because of their unique textures and the tactile experiences I associate with them.

You may ask, “How can or does fabric have anything to do with hope?”  That is an easy question for me to answer.   Food, water, warmth, and shelter are all comforts in life, and they all give us hope.  Fabric is a less significant comfort, but it also can give us hope.

When I was a little girl, every year at Christmas I received a chenille bath robe; and, to this day, there is nothing more comforting than wrapping myself like a caterpillar in a cocoon of chenille.

Chenille makes me remember my childhood and my deceased parents, and those memories comfort me. Wrapped in  memories, I am enclosed in arms of comfort, love, and hope.

Add the sensual experience of holding, smelling, and tasting a cup of hot chocolate to the chenille tactile experience, and I am in a zone of superfluous comfort.  Suddenly, all is right in my world and my hope is renewed.

For some a comfort fabric is found in a favorite, old ball cap; a ragged old shirt or blouse; a favorite pair of old house slippers; a worn-out pair of jeans; or even a fuzzy, warm blanket or satin sheets.

Because God made us sensual human beings, I believe that everything God created is for our comfort and for us to enjoy.  When we enjoy our sensual experiences, they comfort us; and in our comfort, it is easier for us to have hope.

I am so grateful for all my senses and all the wonderful textures, fabrics, colors, sights, tastes, and sounds in life.  I cannot imagine how life would be without them.  They give me such comfort and such hope.

Take a moment to remember and be thankful for all the wonderful things that have brought you comfort in life, as you watch this beautiful YouTube Video with Aaron Neville singing “The Fabric of Our Lives”.