Sharp needle stitches mend one to another.
Buttons return to their original fastening purpose. Patches lay down to hold the holes. Rips pull together like skin healed to itself.
The way a stinging needle can make you bleed, it’s tempting to entirely opt out of the process of repair — for clothes, relationships, or a soul.
I think pain and mending are bound together like needle and thread.
Cool blue ink drawing by my friend Adina, at Generous Art. She also creates art on an enormous scale, and does a wide variety of projects. I am a fan. Her blue inks are my favorite. Go visit her site.