"Where there is light there must be shadow, where there is shadow there must be light. There is no shadow without light and no light with out shadow."
--Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
I cannot shake these words. Too often, I am a black or white thinker -- the whole world, today, forever, past and future, is either light or dark. How hard it is to grasp that we need our shadows in order to shine. We are all bursts of sunlight into the dusty, unswept corners of the world, and we are all smudges of thunder on the summer evening skies. Simultaneously.
This quilt -- still just a top -- was born from that thought. A translation of words into fabric.
Spot the red?
(A selection of these blacks available as a bundle at WestwoodAcres)