“The stories don’t fit back together, and it’s the end of stories, those devices we carry like shells and shields and blinkers and occasionally maps and compasses.”
From “A Field Guide to Getting Lost” by Rebecca Solnit
There used to something living
And the preservation of it keeps it dead forever.
Skin on a tree. I started stitching. Stitch by stitch and piece by piece I started covering something once living with something now dead. A branch lost from the tree needs another layer of protection.
Day 1. Where it used to belong to the tree.
Day 1. Connecting pieces.
Day 2. The first fork.
Day 2. The hide is drying as I sew.
Day 5. There is always another fork.
Day 7. Almost done now, only the tips left.
Day 9. Finally done! All dressed up, the next step will be to remove the branch and let the skin remember it.