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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Soar Feather


 
This feather is a demonstration of respect.
Respect for each one of us, wherever we are - in the world - in our own journey...wherever we are...things are as they should be.
This feather was also inspired by my love/need of sensory experiences
But mostly it was inspired by a young lady I knew when she was in the second grade many, many years ago.  This young gal was legally blind.  She had very limited peripheral vision, she could see some contrast between light and dark and maybe some shadow shapes, if I remember correctly.  What she lacked in literal sight, she made up for in amazing insight.  This second grader had a special way of seeing the world.
What I remember the most of all was her writing ability.   When working on creative writing assignments she easily pulled the reader in by her use of imaginative plots and thrilling descriptions of action, environments and characters!  To this day I remember the images she painted in my head as I crawled through the narrow opening and into the cave, brimming with multi-colored, glimmering jewels as the exciting culmination of her Leprechaun story.
So, in honor of her soaring creative spirit, I made this feather with a lot of texture and strong contrast of color.
The braille word, stitched with thread beads, below the feather reads: soar...
Yes...may we all soar...

As always, you can drop over to Jude's to check out her Magic Feather Project.  I urge you to let your creativity and generosity of the heart soar by contributing a feather of your own!

Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2011

11 comments:

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Braille! What a brilliant concept--but, of course the tactile nature of cloth and thread and thread beads--and the generosity of your reminding us about respect for all the paths that individuals travel, and the lovely suggestion to drop in at Judes and join in. Just heartwarming all together.

handstories said...

what a great inspiration for a "touching" feather. you've got me thinking about a few of the kids i've worked with over the years- those who were labeled as "challenged" in some way, but who's spirits were bright and strong & had & were such amazing gifts.

Nancy said...

Michelle- Thanks! I'm careful to mention and welcome folks each time, as this is part of the beauty of this project (to me anyway).

Cindy- Thanks! This is a good 'touching feather' as the white base of it is the material that is used on the bottom of children's footed sleepers - so it is very bumpy!!

Judy Martin said...

Very lovely. Very thoughtful.

woman with wings said...

Nancy, I loved this -- your feather and the story behind it. Reminds me that needle & thread is a universal language. And there's enough room for all of us to soar. Together! xo

Nancy said...

Judy-Thank you for taking the time to stop by, and leave a kind comment!

Peggy-Yes, a language we can all participate in and understand!

Deb G said...

A very special feather...

Nancy said...

Thanks Deb :)

softlyspun said...

Wonderful idea and beautifully executed.

Nancy said...

Thank you so much, glad you stopped by!

Morna said...

Lovely feather .....