To Honor

16 Dec

Noticing now.  Wanting to ignore, turn away from, jump into something else.  To NOT feel.  To shield and turn away from…the grief.  But over-riding that the need to honor, embrace, give meaning to the lives– and if possible, wanting to understand.  So I pull out scraps of indigo and salvaged cloth with these children and their adult helpers in mind.  Holding the cloth gently.

Holding

Holding

Blues seem right.  The circle with the red cloth in the center seems right.  And batik wings.   This will be a slow cloth for certain.  Unplugged.  Each placement of each stitch knitting cloth together while honoring life.  Maybe there will be birds here.  Maybe leaves or feathers.  Maybe seeds.  But something.

6 Responses to “To Honor”

  1. grace Forrest~Maestas December 16, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    i’m here

    • Patricia December 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

      and that is some thing–EVERY thing

  2. Linda December 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    no words…no understanding–whose world is this, anyway? I cling to the sounds and sensations of rain in the desert.
    Will love altar?

    • Patricia December 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

      and it’s raining here tho it should be snow but still it’s cleansing. and yes, love altars.

  3. Jennifer December 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    Yes, hold the cloth oh so gently. Stitch in remembrance.

    • Patricia December 16, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

      ever so gently, as a newborn

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