The last few days I've been thinking about how I got started with Soul Food. And so my Babel was loved once more. Babel is the book Jim Houser put together with pictures of his work along with an interview. It is almost 10 years now that this journey begun and in a few months I will have an exhibition called Soul Food. The world, the people visiting, get to see how I got a voice by accepting the challenge. The challenge was to tell my own stories, in my own manner and see how it touched others. Soul Food was really good at that.
This piece of cloth is very special because I used it washing my babies faces. Now they are planning to move out and so it was time to make something special. The quote is on one of the paintings of Jim:
"This stays with you every simple second, quiet and quick like touches."
The love for my kids will always be there and so will be my stories on Soul Food.
And if you're wondering why this heap of threads? Well, I don't keep my threads in an orderly fashion. These threads were left in a plastic bag after I finished Soul Food. Now I used a few of them to write these words and that makes me feel so happy ... :-)