Monday, 14 January 2013
The words for Life 6 - Still Life.
It's a happy quilt about contentment.
The model will have an enigmatic smile and closed eyes, and be seated at a table with some pots and oranges, and half an orange on a plate.
And you know me, there's a reason for everything! Why half an orange? It's significant in China (explanation on the last posting) being a sign of good fortune and happiness.
And it's to do with the poem that's being stitched onto the body.
The words are from a poem called The Orange, and it's by Wendy Cope. (below)
by Wendy Cope
At lunchtime I bought a huge orange-
The size of it made us all laugh.
I peeled and shared it with Robert and Dave -
They got quarters and I had a half.
And the orange, it made me so happy,
As ordinary things often do
Just lately. The shopping. A walk in the park.
This is peace and contentment. It's new.
The rest of the day was quite easy.
I did all the jobs on my list
And enjoyed them and had some time over.
I love you. I'm glad I exist.
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