Once upon a time,
there was a young lady
who wanted to learn how to crochet.
One beautiful day, she found
a very special and fine crochet hook
and the beginning of a yarn
that was coming down the heavens;
Then she started untangling
the life thread that
was coming directly from God’s hands.
Her first work was simple –
made with basic stitches, mostly chains:
It has always been the starting point for what came next,
(but has never overcome the inferiority complex);
The second one was bolder:
more elaborated and fun stitches
(it ended up with much more character
and has given a lot of work for the hook,
who wanted to tame it);
On the third one, the experienced young lady
decided to make a blanket,
with lots of intricate stitches.
She made a very cozy blanket,
just the way every blanket should be.
(and it has given comfort to everyone since then);
On the fourth, the young lady decided she would make a masterpiece,
in order to do that she used all her skills
and learned how to make the most difficult stitches.
A masterpiece she got –
but she didn’t know that masterpieces
are not supposed to remain amongst us;
On the fifth, the lady decided she would have fun
and made a very funny piece: the funniest of them all;
On the sixth, the lady (who was not that young anymore)
finally found the balance she had been looking for
and though she could rest;
What a surprise: after nine years
she saw that the hook could still make stitches!
She tried to copy the last one –
but after so many years,
she couldn’t remember how.
It came out stronger – too strong some might even say –
but it has soften up by the years;
Considering her job done,
one day, an eighth piece of work
jumped from the skies:
it was just like the first one,
simple; a closure of a life time work.
This last one has been helping
all the other pieces of work
that, inevitably, came after that (from other young ladies – of course)
Nowadays, a whole universe of art work
gets inspiration from these,
using different tools to untangle
the same yarn which is still coming down;
There are some weaving minds with words
(in newspapers and schools);
Some actually sewing people –
physically and psychologically;
connecting chemicals and pharmaceutical formulas
adding up numbers, computer programs, laws
pieces of cloth, continents;
There is even one that follows the lead of the hook,
(with a much slower production);
In the end all these pieces of art work
are gathered with pieces made by knitters, weavers, seamstresses, crafters, etc
and a whole universe has been born
the life thread!