heartstrings, threadbare, magic, carpets

sometimes it is when the darning pile overflows the mending basket, that you realise what is important

you're there with your darning needle, trying to match the colour of the yarn, trying to make the stiches so tiny they are not noticeable, trying to decide if what is best is actually a patch of something else to cover up a hole too big to mend. . .

then you look down at your feet (the sky is too far away today) and see the worn-out carpet beneath you and notice (not for the first time) the warp and the weft - so much more important in the structure of the whole, than the beautiful (or crazy) pattern woven in over the top

raggedy seams, loose ends, tears ripping thru the fabric of its construction: like raggle-taggle gipsies and street-urchins grinning up at you, tears long dried up but leaving their paths marked as lines thru the grime on their cheeks

the odd spark of octarine (there is life in the old thing yet)

but where to start. . .

where indeed

10 comments:

Rimshot said...

Well, what would Maria or the Von Trapps suggest to be a good place to start?

I, still, ♥ the views said...

d'oh

dinahmow said...

can't beat that answer! (creeps away)

Gordie said...

I do believe you're turning into a Shane McGowan poem...

Dash said...

Actually I think the correct response to I,LTV's comment should be...

"a deer, a female deer"

Dave said...

Always nice to see a flash of octarine.

Ohh, spooky - Terry Pratchett has just come on the radio, being interviewed about his condition.

I, still, ♥ the views said...

he's a very generous man

and a very talented one

(Smallest Person and I are currently taking it in turns to read Equal Rites to each other at bedtime; I thought that one would be a good one to start her off with)

Mel said...

Actually.....Ya start at the very beginning cuz it's a very good place to start they tell me.

This is NOT the song I want sloshin' around in my brain all day, dangit....LOL

Oh well.......too late! ;-)

Gordie said...

Well I've got "Hit Me On Da Beeper" sloshin' around in my brain... need strong painkillers.

mig bardsley said...

Start in the middle and spread out in all directions. Like the sun.
The beginning is too long ago and the end is too far away.
Start now :)