Continued from here.
I simply felt like Longing has to do with change, a sense of it that might include a useful change on some personal level. Less like a want and more like a need. Even though it doesn't always turn out that way, it seems like that in the beginning. I used a thread color close to the ground color to accentuate the pull rather than the stitch. Because longing is rather like that. It begins with a shift, a pull. I am beginning to see this stitch style as a symbol for a sense of something. Here a full spectrum of sense has been born.
Then to take that thought further, a shift is the beginning of a new alignment. A re- alignment, and we all know how that might redefine everything. And so, in the beginning, longing seems a simple thing, but in the end, realignment is no small matter. And should be considered. Maybe even reconsidered. Undoing it is no small matter either.
This morning, on the table, from yesterday, Wednesday, when I asked myself, What If the doodle comes after the stitch? The way the light fell, well, the day did that.
PS. I long to be able to keep a conversation going here, but Typepad is still not letting me. So I will turn the comments off till May. Give it some time. Give it a rest. No sense worrying about it.