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The Wheel Weaves

Posted in Books, Crafts with tags , , on September 18, 2014 by Aaron

A long time ago I read the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (and finished off by Brian Sanderson). An overarching premise is that everything has happened before and will happen again. Everyone has a destiny and “The Dark One” is trying to destroy the world by destroying the cycle. A common premise. Throughout the books he uses the metaphor of weaving to illustrate destiny. Phrases such as “the wheel weaves as the wheel wills” are common.

A friend started reading the books recently, so when I took my loom out of the garage and started working on a new project with my daughter and I almost immediately started connecting the dots. When you are weaving on a four harness loom, like I am, you have to make a plan before you ever touch a piece of string. Every inch of string has a plan from the moment you start. If you deviate from the plan there could be major implications in the finished product.

Good job Robert Jordan with a very precise metaphor.