Who then devised the torment? Love. Love is the unfamiliar Name Behind the hands that wove The intolerable shirt of flame Which human power cannot remove. We only live, only suspire Consumed by either fire or fire. Eliot, T.S. "Little Gidding." Four Quartets. London: Faber & Faber, 1943. IV.
a friend's first embroidery lesson; fabric scraps and a fragment of "Mythopoeia" ready to mail to friends; poetry, literary theory, and prayer; chain stitch for an Easter gift