I find sometimes that I need to create but without using words. Words are practically my life, forging imaginary worlds to communicating for daily needs, but sometimes words are overrated. Each word has a purpose, some way of furthering the message I am trying to get across, but I sometimes don’t know what I want. My mind is whirling too fast to grab the words in the air and transfer them to my fingers.
That’s why I take my time and create using scissors and glue. For Christmas I got “card making stuff” and I knew that I would be good at it, but it wasn’t like I woke up one day and wanted my new hobby to be card making. But I actually really enjoy it! 🙂
I love patterns. I love seeing things go together and creating order. It is something that I have control over and make what I want. I take up my whole kitchen and spend hours folding and cutting and glueing and listening to music. It is something constructive to do while thinking and that often leading to writing.
So on Thursday, I started making cards and then got carried away with this idea. Below is a picture and a poem to follow. Enjoy!
Don’t let the world strip you bare
Don’t let all your leaves fall
Don’t let the pieces that make you you
wither away and die off
Everyone loves the fall colors
because they are different
Not because they are all the same
Even keep the leaves called
Because they make you you also
Don’t let the world strip you bare.