day four of five

these photos taken by hannah, are of a twisted paper thread and a scroll of my paper. the thread is thai paper, cut and spun fairly thick, and the scroll is thistle down (canada thistle) paper. in order to make a scroll i couched the 81/2x11 inch sheets together to form a length of about 5 feet. blank paper and a thread, a line, are what i've been given to write my story, which today is more than half finished. it's my birthday, and the sun came out to celebrate with me.
from the writer's almanac (and my refrigerator):
"To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."

it's william blake's birthday, too. he's 199 years older than me.