Sunday, May 10, 2009

the slipper knitter

...she carries a plastic bag filled with slippers she has knitted.
she touches my glasses to show me how she must struggle to see.
but there is no sign of struggle in her work which is as bright and flawless as she must have been once,
as I must have been.
...she touches my back
and I wonder how many generations we would have to unravel to find that we are related.
but we are already past what blood ties might mean
we are just two women, one old, one not-quite-so-old,
sitting in the sun of Cappadocia.


Birdman said...

Just a wonderful smile! Love this shot. said...

This is a great photo. It belongs in the National Geographic. My wife takes lots of "people pictures" during our travels, and this is precisely the type of photo she loves. We have one wall in our house of some of her photos of people in India. They are mesmerizing, as is your photo from Turkey today.

We have been to come of the Aegean coastal towns of Turkey and to Istanbul, but we need to visit other parts of the country. I am sure that you had a fascinating trip.

henny said...

Happy Mother's Day, Brattcat.

Christianne said...

This photo took my breath away this morning. Lovely, lovely job.

Babooshka said...

That is a wonderful portrait, so natural.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear friend
These words are full of great feelings, full of love...
Many thanks for so beautiful post!I loved!

Coşkun said...

Thanks for sharing this photo.
I am proud to see one woman from my country for Mother's day.
I will follow you.

Julie said...

Your use of the word "unravel" is inspired as is this photograph. You have wedded image, text and emotion brilliantly.

Thank you.

Fio said...

Great, great post, Brattcat.

BTW - in Poland Mother's Day we celebrate on May 26th :)

Jacob said...

That's so sweet...and yes, we are all probably related if we go back far enough. There's only one race.

Beautifully done.

Thanks, too, for your kind comment on Cedar Key DP!

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautifully written post, I think you just may have captured Mother's Day. I hope you had a great day.

JM said...

This is such a wonderful post! I've also visited Capadoccia and can clearly see the picture you're painting wih your words. Beautiful shot too!

Julie said...

excellent photo for Mother's Day. great words for such a special day!