Wednesday, December 7, 2011

pauline's heart

A box arrived from New Hampshire.  Pauline certainly knows how to surround a loved one with joy, with delight.  First of all - socks.  
A dedicated sock knitter myself, this gift is even more precious and rare, and oh so treasured!
The detail is so scrumptious - it's hard to put these socks away.  The color, never fully realized with my point and shoot camera, is divine. . . think beaten egg yolks in a quiet early morning kitchen.  Pauline, thank you.  I will be lifting my pant leg, my skirt, to gaze at your gift.  People will whisper and point and snicker and I won't be in any way fazed!  

There was another carefully wrapped bundle in scalloped tissue -
Let me introduce my little elephant.  He has machine quilted hearts on his flappable ears.  His body is encased in my favorite gingko fabric.  The little braided orange tail -
Love at first sight.  I wish that there was a way that I could describe Pauline's creativity.  Her life is her work of art - she never ceases to amaze, she never tires in her pursuit of beauty, of joy.  She is the most generous woman that I've ever known; if you admire her work, she offers it to you, happily, genuinely.  In the words of Julia Cameron-

"God is in the details."

Whenever I have been fortunate enough to spend time with Pauline, I have experienced the most intensely creative bursts of productivity.  She is one of those authentic spirits who brings out the extreme best in anyone blessed to know her.  She is my Muse.

Anything is possible.  Doors open, ideas pour like wine from vessels, freely, abundantly.    


Delisa said...

Hi Jody, all I can say is Wow! The socks are breath-taking, really exquisite. And the elephant, right down to the orange tail, your favorite color! You can really tell those are gifts of love by someone who "knows" and "gets" who you are. She sounds like a wonderful friend and I am so happy you received such a special surprise! Delisa :)

Paulina said...

Thank you Jody. I want everyone to tell you to send me your measurements. All of you lovely people who follow this wonderful artist - please, tell her to send me her measurements. She won't listen to me, so maybe she will listen to all of you!!!