Friday, September 28, 2012


I am reading the book "The Thread" (Victoria Hislop) and on page 177 I found this lovely passage:

"Katarina pulled a chair towards a high shelf and climbed up to get a wooden box. It seemed almost as big as she  was, but she managed to slide it off the shelf and pass it down to Kyria Moreno, who put it in the center of the table.

Katarina ran her hand over the lid, enjoying the patina of smoothness, and traced with her finger the delicate image of the pomegranate, which had been inlaid into its surface. The box was oval, lined with pale pink silk, and the lid itself was padded. The  interior space was divided into tidy compartments, within which were spools of white cotton for lace, lengths of fine gauze edging, skeins of silk in pastel colors, tiny spools smaller than a little finger, and, in the padding of the lid itself, needles ranged in size order."

Happy weekend to all the silk and thread and needle and wooden box and pomegranate lovers! :-)

תודה כוכבה - תודה אלקה! :-)


Bob Bushell said...

The story says everything, beautiful. I love your boxes.

Jutta said...

Liebe Yael,

zauberhaft sehen diese Sachen aus. Hast Du sie Dir gekauft oder geschenkt bekommen. Wie Du weißt, ist mein Englisch leider nicht so, dass ich Deine Texte lesen kann.

Ich wünsche Dir ein wunderschönes Wochenende.

Liebe Grüße

Yael said...

Jutta, schau mal auf die rechte Seite, da gibt es einen Translator. :-)

wanda miller said...

i LOVE all these items...and i love books that speak to your heart this way, yael. such pretty boxes, yours, shall we write a story or poetry about them, where they came from, where they might end up? a very happy friday, FINE FRIEND! XO

Magia da Inês said...

Bonito esse trecho do livro.
As imagens são lindas.

Bom fim de semana!


Wonderful, thank you for sharing!!!

Zaunwinde said...

Wie wunderbar passen die herrlichen Bilder zu den Zeilen des Buches, liebe Yael!
Herzliche Grüße von Zaunwinde

Introverted Art said...

this is so beautiful...

Lisa said...

I've not read any of her work but I love here writing style.... the way she paints a picture with her words .. so vividly .. Oh I will have to look this one up .. many thanks! ♦♦

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

There's nothing like a beautiful piece of prose, and then to have the images to match!