life between the pages

“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

saving the world one bit at a time

http://www.alternet.org/envirohealth/19261/
http://www.laundrylist.org/

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perhaps the reason i've always found hanging out the laundry therapeutic is the fact that when i was a toddler, my mother and grandmother carried me out in the basket where i would lay on a quilt in the warm sunshine while they hung out the sheets. i also remember helping gramma running clothes thru the wringer washer. the work was clean and made her happy --she always hummed a tune as she worked. now, even on days when nothing else seems to get done (or done right), it is always a source of extreme satisfaction to me to be taking advantage of the wind and the sun, with the end result a fresh, healthy, and free pleasure, not to mention a great source of exercise.

4 comments:

madcapmum said...

Is this one of your "living historian" garments? Did you make it yourself?

sophronia_ said...

Umm... yes. I guess that must be obvious. It's an 1820s corded stay. Much more comfy than any modern undergarment, I assure you.

Favorite Apron said...

It makes beautiful art. I'm straining my eyes to make out the detail - are those horizontal lines about the waist just wearing creases?

sophronia_ said...

umm.. yes. it's the same set you made only out of cotton drill, which is like twill only a bit thinner and with less likelyhood to twist.
i do hate how when you re-size the pix they get all blurry. i may re-load some of them this weekend when i have more time.