Notebook pages while reading "The Memory Keeper"
in The New Yorker
LETTERS TO SVETLANA ALEXIEVICH (WITH A LETTER INSIDE
TO MASHA GESSEN WHO BROUGHT HER TO US IN THE NEW YORKER
She was looking for the river light, quilting. She was making water out of cloth. Thread brought everything to the surface. Her vision fish came from the Japanese Garden in the West Coast city. He was in the river uncovering stones, lifting them. As different as they were, they were after the same thing, meditation in the image, dream impressions from the visible world. He was on the river looking for stones.
outside of Willits, California
with Landscape Quilter Laura Fogg
during Art Week. Karen's quilt was inspired
by images of her photography
while at Japanese Gardens, Portland, Oregon