15 January 2015


You live like this, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living.
Then you read a book, or you take a trip, and you discover that you are not living, you are hibernating.
The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness.
The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. 
That is all.
It appears like an innocuous illness.
Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it.
They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children.
And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death.
Some never awaken.

photo - Louis Stettner / words - Anais Nin

12 January 2015

Akiko Ike...

The beautiful work of the Japanese quilter Akiko Ike
whose sashiko stitching is called chiku chiku - (the sound the needle makes going through the cloth)

I think making something like this could be very calming and therapeutic...

6 January 2015

For knitters everywhere...


When all thoughts turn to knitting - wool wool wool!
the wonderful work of Julie Arkell

1 January 2015

A new day...

A new day by William Henry Margetson 1861 - 1940

The new year arrived in utter simplicity - and a deep blue sky
Kobayashi Issa 1763 - 1828


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