Fringe Benefits… Loving Tassels! <3

Fringe Benefits

“Why Oh why I love tassels?”

They say if you find something that’s very fascinating and you don’t know why, they say that you’re an “Old soul”. In a lot of ways. I guess I am.

I found myself hooked with tassels without being able to express why. I just find them very beautiful. And it brought me to old times when it is seen almost everywhere.

Among other things, I am also fascinated are those of which existence were way back I guess hundreds of years ago. Some of which are Lighthouses, spiral staircases, peacock feathers, paisley patterns, damasks too, dream catchers, colored lanterns, quilts to mention a few. Looking at them from outside the box, they are all actually vintage.

Recently, I had this fascination with tassels. In all kinds. I saw a myriad of tassels in one exhibit, there’s this stall selling tassels captured my attention. I initially bought one that comes in all the colors that I wanted. As far as I can remember, the old lady (she’s the owner I later found out), told me to bring it with me all the time. So I asked her: “Can I use it as a charm for my bag?” She said: “Yes of course you can, I’ll give you this key ring for free so you can use it now.” I thanked her with all gratefulness, she is such a nice person, exuding an aura I will always recall with a smile.

tassel 1
As a charm for my bag..

I wondered if I was a Moroccan in my past life? I am so enticed with their Art. Or a gypsy perhaps.

I kept my lucky money here..(–,)

I could not really tell it’s just that those stuff that I get so inclined with are correlated with one another.

tassel 2
As a bookmark… =)

Until one day, something pushed me to research on Tassels and its history. And I cringed with what I have discovered:

“In the Bible, The Lord spoke to Moses to tell Israelites to make tassels (modern Hebrew tzitzit) on the corners of their garments in remembering all the commandments of the Lord and keep them. (Numbers 15:37-40) The religious Hebrew tassel, however, bears little resemblance to the decorative one which eventually became popular in Europe, especially France.”

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In the middle east, they are being worn in belief that tassels ward off evil spirits.

The series of events that transpired in the last months or years, God has shown me ways how to please him.

I can only be grateful to be able to interpret everything. I am a work in progress, and nothing divine can ever be too late.

I actually have one in violet in our main door…=)

I’d be continuing my collection of tassels to literally remind me all the time to do what pleases not the human eye but our Creator. It will be tough I know, no one said it would be easy anyway.

As a bracelet…
Came in black!
tasel 2
Gold and green!
newest tassel
My newest one is purple in silk threads. =)

I am hoping to decipher all reasons behind the rest of all the things I am fascinated with. As everything has an annotation. Some sort of significance which for the time being I could not yet fathom. I just know one thing. They all have meaning. A beautiful meaning.

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-An only daughter. A mother of a 22 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Lately, I have been enjoying quilting and crafting with beaded fabrics. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! However, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, frozen yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food along w/ broccoli with prawns and mushrooms. Of all the International cuisines, Japanese food is on top of my list. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. I started writing even as a child, I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year(s) they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost both my parents already, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for others' success, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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