Wednesday, March 21, 2007

marques et moments | marks and moments...

Thinking a lot just now about all the little moments in life that add up to leave 'marks' on your consciousness, on your memory. Not the little dents and dings, but the larger stains and marks that you can't get out....the ones that corrode somehow and somewhere, making you look at them often. The one's that tend to linger in my mind are the ones that even in their stubbornness can be quite lovely....

On my mind just now, something I am reading....

- The Tent by Margaret Atwood....so unusual and creative, little parts of it keep coming into focus..

From Life Stories, The Tent....

" I'm working on my own life story...........If you'd wanted the narrative line you should have asked earlier, when I still knew everything and was more than willing to tell. That was before I discovered the virtues of scissors, the virtues of matches."


...what's leaving a mark with you right now?
Happy Wednesday :)
xx

12 comments:

lisa s said...

oh... my... just so perfect. i've been thinking of this lately too...

happily i think YOU have stained my consciousness for good [and a greater good].

big hugs
xo

Jeannie said...

i love that book :)

ambika said...

what a wonderful quote. i think it's the small things i remember (or that stain me--love that statement) that always baffle me. why do they stick? why do i recall them and *not* that i already told my boyfriend twice that arcade fire are coming to town? sigh.

Janet said...

kindness constantly makes marks with me.......and touches my soul.
Is the cover of that book by Rob Ryan? (such a talented guy) x

Abigail said...

janet - the cover is actually by atwood herself {and another person called Webb}...I meant to mention, the books is full of her illustrations...really wonderful.

I thought it was ryan as well at first :)

xox

Bill Scott, Sr. said...

What is leaving a mark with me? What a question! I have to ponder this for a very long time.

Bill

shari said...

love your photo. this is such a good question abigail. so much that i read, so many songs, bits of beauty i've seen in nature. xo

marsha said...

oh abigail! margaret atwood is one of my all time favorite authors! the quote you picked made it into my quote book so i can read it over and over!

i love the pictures that came with this post - are they from paris?

dreamer said...

Abigail... you have already left a mark on me with the lovely jewels you design :)

I can't afford them now but I can look at them...and dream. Beauty in itself is a gift for my brain and you offer it to me everyday... for free!!

Thank you very much.

cally said...

loving the whole bilingual thing, and your paired images are great!

and this post, you have set me to thinking, who knows where that may lead...

UNIFORM Studio said...

the linen texture is just beautiful.

cruststation said...

I love the photo on the right and how you used this whilst thinking about marks that are left on our lives. Beautiful words and thoughts, thank you for the spark that keeps the fire going.