The blanket is done.
Well, it is so much more for me than just a blanket. In it are all these little stories, told by round upon round of color. I never thought color therapy could be so soothing. It has a special place on our chair, where we can look at it any time we want. Snuggle with it when we need it. Reliving all those times we spent with Marinke.
Marinke had some ‘A Creative Being’ labels left over, so I got one from my mother-in-law. I think it’s the perfect finish.
I thought it would be selfish to keep the pattern for myself. I am aware there are people who didn’t know her as well, but hurt the same. They couldn’t say a proper goodbye and they too, deserve some healing in a way this blanket can provide. So I made the pattern for those people who want to immerse themselves in Marinke’s colorful mandala world.
I feel weird now it’s done. It’s not like now it’s finished, Marinke will come back. There’s no magic that makes all the missing go away. But it helped me heal. I hope it helps other people heal too, or just bring a smile to their face. For whatever reason they decide to make this, make it with love.
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