I offer today a tribute to a woman of wisdom whose words and work really wow’ed me recently. Her name is Joséphine Comodi; her business, ‘Living with Colors;’ her spirit, captured in gorgeous silk scarves and shawls. Her studio is located in Assisi, Italy. These pictures of her work require no words.
In an early exchange she told me, “I used to introduce my creations with a ‘seminar’ on the language of symbols and colors . . . it’s my Path, my evolution and I am really aware NOW more than EVER that everything is energy; therefore I decided to bring into the world, so badly in need, Beautiful Colors and Words in order to lift the consciousness. Nice words such as ‘the soul is here for its own joy‘ can only produce positive emotions that make us feel good. Or Rumi: ‘only from the heart can you touch the sky.’ All that I do – colors, words – comes from my SOUL. ”
I felt moved to pen the following for her, and share it here with her blessing:
for Joséphine Comodi, Assisi, Italy
Widely-traveled, she’s settled here
where peace and love extend to all,
the very air alive with grace,
its energy in every face;
and hers, the chosen task to share
her love of beauty, colors bright
through silk creations, long or square;
on each, wise words imprinted there.
In her own way she spreads the life
of love and light to all who need
the uplifting grace of living shades
of earth and spirit that she’s made.
Her work and message spread abroad
from US altar to Russian soil
and beyond by psychic, shaman
folks who seek its healing tones
of silken color, word unfurled
against the dark and dangerous world
that threatens if we fail to connect
in mutual peace, love and respect.
Photo credits: Tina Luchetti and Rosaria Sardo
I had the pleasure of meeting Josephine during my month of November stay in Assisi. She and I met, told brief life stories and cried together within minutes of our meeting. I also wrote about her on my blog: ioparlato.blogspot.com and will bring several of her scarves back to my home on Cape Cod, hoping to interest buyers. Should you have any interested buyers, please feel free to contact me at any time. I love your writing and would like to keep in contact.
Thanks so much, Lynn, for this. Isn’t Josephine something, though? Lovely that you brought some of her scarves back. Will you be advertising them somehow??? Perhaps our paths will cross sometime – in real time on the southeast coast of MA – as well as virtually!!! Again, I appreciate the visit and look forward to learning more about your journey as well. Tanti saluti!!