human, thus pretty (darn) visible, mending

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visible mending

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I prefer imperfection and honesty : time frays edges, moths have to eat too, usage wears things down. Visible mending, made by hand, is to me a work of art, see Tom of Holland, see Katrina Rodabaugh. In Japanese tradition it is definitely done by hand using Sashiko stitching, but I do it freestyle by machine mostly (when I can get away with it) onto everything around me, better than throwing away, losing memories, having to buy new.

To me the same principle applies to life’s wear and tear : patch and learn, sometimes slow, but do remember (visible mending) that you have suffered, that you are human and fragile.


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