Saturday, December 20, 2014

Handwork

Pins, needle and thread
to embroider a heart to this chest.

Measure the height and the width
calculate the number of stitches

to guarantee you will cover
the entire motif.

make them tight enough
it won't fall off,

but not so stiff
it can't beat.



(image by Visceral)

6 comments:

  1. marvelous metaphor, Kenia.

    ps

    don't forget to name your *2nd* child, Motif. :) ~

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    1. Motif would make a great name for one of my imaginary boys, Michael! Thanks for the suggestion. :)

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  2. Repairs, always repars, loosening, tightening, helping it breathe ...

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  3. This is wonderful Kenia, so few words and yet so much meaning.. Not easy to keep it all together.. And a perfect image to keep it together.

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  4. Such an extraordinary taken on matters of the heart, Kenia.

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  5. pretty, evocative... that photo is really interesting too.

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