You know what tapestries are, right?
tapestries101.blogspot.com has the following –
Tapestries are made of different fabrics. There is wool, cotton, chenille, silk and a lot more. Some of these look good as curtains while others are ideal to put on the wall or floor.
So there are many types of tapestries, different styles and different designs. We could say each one of us is a tapestry; there are many types of us with different styles and different designs. We as tapestries are made from different fabrics that are woven into our lives and create who we are.
Per Wikipedia.org, in 1971, one of the bestselling albums of all time was released. The album ‘Tapestry’ by Carole King won numerous awards and ranked on Rolling Stone list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
This past Sunday, The Kennedy Center Honors Gala saluted its annual legendary artists and in this group was singer-songwriter Carole King.
Carole King’s song ‘Tapestry’ from the album with the same name has a different meaning for different people. I believe the meaning of some songs is to be interpreted differently; this is a component of a song writer’s mission in some cases. What does the listener hear and how to they relate differently than the next listener. For me, this song ‘Tapestry’ relates to different events in our lives and the lyrics reflect the possible outcomes of these events. From the song ‘Tapestry’, the lyrics ‘He moved with some uncertainty‘, may indicate our unwillingness to proceed with something in our lives because we may fear the outcome. The lyrics ‘Once he reached for something golden hanging from a tree – And his hand came down empty’ may indicate a failure.
And it may be that the songs on the ‘Tapestry’ album are these events or fabrics that create who we are. The songs ‘So Far Away’, ‘It’s Too Late’, ‘Home Again’, ‘Beautiful’, ‘You’ve Got A Friend’, ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’ are all descriptions of events or people or relationships that create the fabrics that create us.
So these fabrics of different styles and different designs; they come from good events and bad events in our lives, but they create us – who we are today.
I had this album at one time in my life and could relate to each one of the songs. When listening to these songs, they remind me of the weaving of that tapestry that is me. Those fabrics inter-woven have encouraged me for many years that my life continues to move along and though at times I encounter an event where the outcome was not what I expected, I continued to move forward.
There are many other songs on this album that reflect events that you may relate to. If you are unfamiliar with the ‘Tapestry’ album, take a moment and listen to some of the songs.