Tuesday, March 4, 2014

hands working

this little film inspires me
every time i view it.
and i am reminded of the simplicity of making thread
yarn
string
and how that thing
 string yarn thread
holds us together
sinew cloth clothing protection
shroud
fiber.
my mother's maiden name was weaver.
it's a protection i hold close.
i learned to stitch with used unraveled hem thread
on kleenex.


12 comments:

Judy--- said...

this is just wonderful.
thank you.

Valerianna said...

Saw it earlier on FB... loved it. And a lot of other things on the blog I saw it on.

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie and judy, i re-find it now and then (jude has it on her blog) and watch it every little while. it's grand.

Ms. said...

What comfort and reassurance. Thank you so much for posting it.

Velma Bolyard said...

michelle, it's a good reminder. necessary reminder, even though we might have all seen it before.

therese said...

...made me cry...i feel very passionate about her ideas .thank you for sharing, Velma !

Bonnie Klatt said...

Amen! She speaks what is in my heart when I touch fiber, thread, yarn, needles, shuttles, etc. Thank you for sharing, Velma.

Velma Bolyard said...

therese and bonnie, of course, she speaks about what touches us so deeply

Mo Crow said...

this is an all time favourite inspiration, Renate Hillier is so calm and wise she reminds us of who we are and what we can be

Velma Bolyard said...

mc, yes.

Anonymous said...

every educator should see this
I love the part where the children are engaged in the craft
busy hands...so wonderful
thanks for sharing it
claudia

Velma Bolyard said...

xo, my lovely sister, agreed.

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