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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 01:49 PM
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172. I'm quite awe struck.
I avoided this post because I thought it was...I don't know.

But being someone who is keenly aware of the "lifetimes" of objects, I am blown away. And those heart details on the hem are just amazing.

Considering these have not been in a nitrogen atmosphere, it's hard to believe how new they look.

And then there is the subject of the other "time". I was talking to my mom about the quilt she just got from her sister. Their mother made this quilt with the help of the people who lived in the area. 1930. Each person made a patch. And they sewed it all into one. Community. Time. But that's another topic.

This is about corporatism. This is about American values. And I'm deeply disturbed, because I lived during a time when none of the truly valuable stuff was considered important. See what petroleum did for us? Chemicals and petroleum are why this happened. They wanted to sell chemicals to grow cotton. Hemp didn't need them. And between those things, our lives got easy. Far far too easy. And empty.

It's good to see this. Refreshing.
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