Thursday, March 09, 2006

Vintage quilt detail

0603 quilt detail
Originally uploaded by rooruu.

This Ocean Waves quilt has seen some hard life. It's beautiful, with tiny triangles, and amazing to see.

Saw a double feature on Wednesday, Brokeback Mountain and Walk the Line - both excellent. As to 'quilts in the movies', there was a wagga-style utility quilt Jack Twist's childhood bedroom in Brokeback, and the dirt poor home of Johnny Cash's childhood featured some quilts. (It's an amusing game, to spot quilts in the movies).

I've been reading the book of stories that includes Brokeback Mountain and admiring Annie Proulx' prose all over again. Here is the way that story ends:

There was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe, but nothing could be done about it, and if you can't fix it you've got to stand it.

Wonderful prose.

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