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Thu, Dec. 24th, 2009, 11:25 pm
Merry Fucking Christmas Everyone!

This is our thread.

It frays a little, sometimes a lot.

There could be parties, but usually only two.

It runs through gossip and rumors, information and doubt, fears and hopes, love and anger.

Sometimes they just end, and once and a while they burst into flames.

But these are our threads. And we weave them each, we blind quiltmakers.

And together the quilt resembles the quilters, our collective portraits in garish and subtle words, timestamped emoticoned.

It keeps us warm.

Fri, Dec. 25th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
krinndnz

I'll raise a glass to that.

Fri, Dec. 25th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
masstreble: i figure my ambivalent holiday attitude will eventually drive somebody to madness.

And so shall I, sweet cheeks.

Yeah, I just called you sweet cheeks. It's Christmas, goddamnit.

Fri, Dec. 25th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
raiblu

On occasion couples hide under it and now and then when someone is knocking at the door we shuffle it on the sofa to hide that unsightly stain.

Fri, Dec. 25th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
masstreble

The quilt is so big that all the couples can hide under it. Triples hide under it, too. Whole relationships happen in there, and they make the stuff to keep weaving it together. We're raising whole tribes with metaphorical needles and thread. And real needles and thread too but that's entirely beside the point.

Fri, Dec. 25th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
raiblu: Also...

'We blind quiltmakers' -- flourishing language, or do we actually blind people? :D I should say, noun phrase, or verb phrase?

Fri, Dec. 25th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
masstreble: Re: Also...

All blindness is temporary.

Fri, Dec. 25th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
ghostangel

Very poetic! Happy Festivus!

Fri, Dec. 25th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
masstreble

Sometimes the Terror and the Wonder of the cosmos makes me accidentally poetic. Maybe drugs will help? in any case, I hope everyone survives the holidays.